A friend of mine saw â€œTerminator Salvationâ€ a few weeks back. At that stage, Arnold Schwarzeneggerâ€™s long-rumoured cameo as the T-800 did not appear in the film. The character was there â€“ only it was look-a-like bodybuilder Roland Kickinger doing the robot-shuffle.
If the same film was shown to my buddy today â€“ heâ€™d indeed get to see Schwarzenegger in Cyborg mode.
According to Variety, director McG has done it â€“ heâ€™s managed to get Arnold into â€œTerminator Salvationâ€.
Says the trade :
A body-cast mold of Schwarzenegger, created when he first appeared as the muscle-ripped cyborg, provided the basis for a digital-effects version of his famous character. The figure appears in “Terminator Salvation” as a living, breathing actor.
Schwarzenegger viewed the resulting footage and gave his go-ahead just in time for McG to include the footage before the helmer completes his cut of the movie. Warners first screens the pic in early May and opens it May 21.