It’s not news that Christian Bale is going to play John Connor in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, but it’s definitely awesome. McG, who is a person, not a garden burger available at McDonalds, is set to direct. The first of three new Terminator movies is slated for a May 22, 2009 release. As of right now secrecy surrounds the project, to the point that few people have even read the last ten pages of the script. I would just be happy to read the first hundred and ten.
I can’t help but wonder whether anyone has considered Bale as a potential Terminator. We already know from Batman Begins, and soon The Dark Knight, that the guy makes a great hero. And we already know from American Psycho that that he makes a really good mullet-coiffed connoisseur of ‘80s pop culture with misogynistic, axe-wielding proclivities.
But how well would he play a cybernetic, anthropomorphic man-machine sporting an endoskeleton covered in living tissue, programmed to kill the savior of mankind at all costs?
How well would he do that?
On second thought, I shouldn’t complain. He could be gearing up to do Swing Kids 2. Now that would be a threat to mankind.