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Animated Terminator movie still in the works

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You may remember a year or so back hearing about a possible animated “Terminator” film. You might also remember hearing that the film was crushed like a human skull in T-800 terrain shortly after.

But is the project still a possibility? Seems so.

TheArnoldFans spoke to “Terminator 3000″ producer and Hannover House President Eric Parkinson who revealed that the project is currently in the hands of Annapurna Productions (who co-share the ”Terminator” rights with Hannover). If the film gets made we might even hear the vocal stylings of one Arnold Schwarzenegger, reprising his trademark role.

Says Parkinson :

“It’s in the time being in the hands of Annapurna Productions, whether or not they want to proceed. We reached out to them, communicated with her council and expressed our outline with the basic story structure with the proposed principal creative team and how it can be financed and how Annapurna Productions can make a lot of money with upfront licensing. But there are issues at play that I am not privy to. I think that most people are aware of how long this ticking bomb that this The Terminator licensing exists before it goes back to James Cameron.

“We have a good outline. We have a great story, and we potentially don’t want to turn it into a script now, because there’s going to be some creative input and we don’t want to paint ourselves into a corner and say, no, we envision it a different way. But we’ve got a pretty good framework for what we think will work. Who knows if this concept fits their overall plan for the franchise? Personally, I think it’s kicks-ass and would be a boost to the Terminator brand by introducing a new generation of viewers.”

Parkinson is hopeful that Arnold Schwarzenegger might get involved if “Terminator 3000″ makes it before the cameras.

“I had the opportunity to talk about it with Arnold at the MidCOM Market, when they announced his proposed cartoon series. So I was there and he remembered me from Hemdale and I told him, I am still trying to develop an animated thing, but that’s about when the bad news came out. But my feeling is, he is and will always be one of the biggest stars in the world. I think he’d do the voice of the T-800 in this proposed Terminator 3000. We’re excited about it, and we think it makes perfect sense and with all due respect to Arnold, I think this would be another great and quick way for him to get another movie out with just a short time in a recording studio.”

The look of the film will be inspired by “Terminator” creator Jim Cameron’s “Avatar”

“We can create a character of him in his absolute peak. What we have in mind is something very similar to what James Cameron utilized in Avatar in that we would use motion capture to create the base files of the bulk performers, including The Terminator. But yeah, it would be more of a 3D style motion capture proposed to live actors.”

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Here’s a concept art logo for the movie :

Do you think an animated “Terminator” movie should go ahead? Anyone excited about the prospect of seeing a cartoon T-800?

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