James Cameron Discusses Possibility of TERMINATOR 2 In 3D; Talks SPIDER-MAN

Academy Award winning director James Cameron conducted a pretty extensive Q&A this past weekend at the LA Times Hero Complex Film Festival and spent time discussing the possibility of re-releasing his Terminator films, he also touched on his attempt to acquire Spider-Man. Come check it out!

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By KingPatel - 6/1/2014

Over the weekend, former truck driver/Academy Award winning director James Cameron spoke in length at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival about a few of his past endeavors, namely his Terminator films. When asked about possibly re-releasing his original Terminator film or its sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 3D, Cameron answered by first ruling out the possibilitiy of re-releasing the original film mostly because it would cost more to convert the film to 3D than it actually originally cost to make it. As for the sequel, he was a bit more open to the idea of a 3D re-release. Check out his comments below:

But Terminator 2 is a more polished film and, I think, it has a kind of timeless appeal. If there was someone who was interested in doing that, and we could make a good case for the business model like, perhaps let’s say, it’s never been on screens in China which in the next few years is about to become the biggest market for films worldwide. That alone might justify the cost of a conversion which might be 6 or 7 million dollars. And then a 3D re-release might attract some eyeballs in North American and Europe and then the Chinese release, which would be the first release on the big screen, might pay for it.

 
Head over to SlashFilm to check out his full comments.


Further along in the Q&A, he was asked whether or not he has ever considered directing a superhero film, Cameron answered by discussing his attempt at acquiring the rights to his personal favorite superhero, our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man

Spider-Man. Spider-Man was kind of going nowhere. Canon — a very low budget film company back in the 80s — had had it briefly. Nobody had really done anything with it. Marvel characters in general weren’t being developed very well at that time. I got Carolco Pictures to buy Spider-Man. I was going to launch that as a series of films. I wrote quite an extensive treatment – I think eighty or ninety pages long — And then again when Carolco collapsed, those rights were in play and I didn’t pursue it because I was on to Titanic and I was doing other things. When I was a kid: to me there were all the superheroes and then there was Spider-Man. So having not gotten Spider-Man, it’s not like I’m looking around for the next comic book character.


Be sure to head over to Collider to check out their extensive coverage of James Cameron's Q&A where he discusses in detail the process of coming up with the concept of the Terminator, casting stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, his thoughts on the upcoming Terminator: Genesis, and more!



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Highflyer - 6/1/2014, 5:34 PM
Nice find.
dio - 6/1/2014, 5:38 PM
Man his spiderman treatment was doo doo . Would have looked good though I'm sure.
Jollem - 6/1/2014, 5:39 PM
james cameron for aquaman

EpitomeofAwesome - 6/1/2014, 5:40 PM
@Jollem

I can see it
SonofBatman - 6/1/2014, 5:42 PM
Mehhhhhhhhhhh
MrMartinMarvel - 6/1/2014, 5:45 PM
I'm quite glad his Spider-Man movie never happened. I think I can do without seeing Spider-Man [frick] Mary Jane on top of a building, or Peter jizzing himself in bed.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/1/2014, 5:52 PM
Mermaids are going to have a role in on of Cameron's future films.
Barry - 6/1/2014, 5:53 PM
Imagine a Spider-Man film set in the Marvel cinematic universe, written by Joss Whedon and directed by James Cameron.
TheRationalOne - 6/1/2014, 5:55 PM
I would gladly watch anything he directs.
HurricaneXavier - 6/1/2014, 5:55 PM
@Jollem

Ever seen Entourage?
SuperCat - 6/1/2014, 5:56 PM
I don't think a Spidey film by Cameron would have been that bad. Wish he'd take an interest in another comic book character. Agree with @ Jollem.
grif - 6/1/2014, 5:56 PM
release it in 2d and i will see it. otherwise suck your own dick cameron
FastFlames - 6/1/2014, 5:58 PM
His spiderman had a weird sex scene like the one in Kick-Ass and I don't know how I feel about that.
Pending - 6/1/2014, 5:59 PM
It was only postponed. Spider-Man still managed to get [frick]ed in the long run, Terminator 3 was right.

"Judgment Day is inevitable"
mmadadamm - 6/1/2014, 6:04 PM
i think a scene with spiderman banging mary jane in a spider-web would've been HOT
Jollem - 6/1/2014, 6:05 PM
@HurricaneXavier - i think that would make it deliciously ironic. the word of mouth and the buzz alone would end up in mass ticket sales
mmadadamm - 6/1/2014, 6:07 PM
imagine how many suits at Sony are pissed off at Marc Webb
H3LLBLAZER - 6/1/2014, 6:13 PM
Superior - 6/1/2014, 6:15 PM
If you wanna check out the screenplay and storyboards to James Cameron's Spidey film, go here: http://dantom.altervista.org/spider_ing_script.html
Superior - 6/1/2014, 6:16 PM
Not exactly a screenplay, but just a very very detailed outline.
CaptainProg - 6/1/2014, 6:17 PM
Thus guy should direct a marvel film. He should direct Avengers 3 or civil war.
CaptainProg - 6/1/2014, 6:18 PM
This*
Inhuman - 6/1/2014, 6:21 PM
James Cameron directing a rebooted Spider-Man trilogy for Marvel Studios as part of the MCU would be the best thing ever. Too bad will never see it happen =/ Sony sucks
yingyangpalms - 6/1/2014, 6:23 PM
Cameron had to be loaded after Avatar. I don't get why he didn't just buy the Terminator rights when they were auctioned.
StingyFox - 6/1/2014, 6:24 PM
I think when Genesis comes out they'll re-release T2. Kind of like how Jurassic Park got re-released just to re-create buzz and hype. It would be a smart move. Just don't re-release the crap T3 and Salvation movies. Let's just pretend those never happened.
yingyangpalms - 6/1/2014, 6:25 PM
@CaptainProg Feige and Disney couldn't screw with him like others. He doesn't take shit. He dishes it out.
Jollem - 6/1/2014, 6:32 PM
marvel studios: "we'd really like you to rethink this here and consider..."

james cameron:

MrSotoMan - 6/1/2014, 6:37 PM
Yea I would pay to see T2 in 3D. Shit the ride was in 3D, why not the movie?
MrSotoMan - 6/1/2014, 6:38 PM
As for Spider-Man.........no words.
HurricaneXavier - 6/1/2014, 6:43 PM
@Jollem

You're probably right, I was just curious because I was wondering if that's where you got your idea or if it was simply a coincidence lol.
Indy - 6/1/2014, 6:45 PM
I love to see T2 in 3D, I saw Titanic and Jurassic park when they were converted it was done extremely well they look better than the 3D movies in the movie theater now. I was impressed how well they looked.
Liverpool4life - 6/1/2014, 6:46 PM
Off topic, Latino Review is reporting that Josh Brolin will be Thanos. Why not put something up CBM?
MrSotoMan - 6/1/2014, 6:48 PM
@Liverpool4life- They did...you're late.
fanDomX - 6/1/2014, 6:49 PM
Cameron's treatment for Spider-Man must have been around the time starlog magazine came out with that rumor article about him doing a Spider-Man 2099 with Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Liverpool4life - 6/1/2014, 6:52 PM
Where? I didn't see it on the Avengers thread.
MrSotoMan - 6/1/2014, 6:56 PM
Check the popular articles section, it has been posted.
Liverpool4life - 6/1/2014, 6:59 PM
Oops. Too many soccer matches this weekend on TV. I lost my focus. Thanks for waking me up.
MrSotoMan - 6/1/2014, 7:00 PM
No problem.

The World Cup hasn't begun right? I thought it was starting later this month or next month?
DrunkenNukem - 6/1/2014, 7:01 PM
...I [frick]ing hate the Lannisters!!!!


[frick]ing Prince Oberyn...[frick] [frick] [frick]...
DrunkenNukem - 6/1/2014, 7:02 PM
this is bullshit...[frick]ing Cersei...[frick]ing Lannisters...
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