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!
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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