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As the filming for 'Terminator: Genesis' is currently underway, the conversations about the history of the franchise have been coming to the fore, and in a recent interview James Cameron dished about the inception of the project.

By Aisha Reese, EnStars on Jun 25, 2014 04:49 AM EDT
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Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the main lead in the Terminator Series. (Photo : Terminator 2 Film Poster)
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Canadian film director James Cameron delivers a speech during a signing ceremony at the National Museum in Beijing (Photo : Reuters)

As the filming for Terminator: Genesis is currently underway, the conversations about the history of the franchise have been coming to the fore, and in a recent interview James Cameron dished about the inception of the project.

Short Film On John Connor Revealed While Filming For Terminator: Genesis Is Underway

Cameron rewound to the darker days when he was still somewhat struggling as a filmmaker in an interview with the LA Times. The director described himself as being "a sad, dark, isolated human being," during the period writing The Terminator. Interestingly, the movie could have taken a different turn in some facets, as Cameron's was working on making an "urban noir film."

"There was an innocence to it in a funny way. I was the anonymous, angry wannabe filmmaker, and I think there's some courage to say whatever comes into your head...was a free voice in the wilderness, he said.

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He also revealed that he initially sought to cast Arnold Schwarzenegger for the part of Kyle Reese with Michael Biehn as the T-800. After meeting Schwarzenegger, Cameron changed his mind and recast the actor in the role of the iconic cyborg.

The director also addressed the rumors about Terminator 2: Judgment Day being re-worked for a 3D version.

"I think the CG holds up," he said. "You'd do it better now but it's not an embarrassment. ... Everybody takes CG for granted now, but at that slice of history ... 'T2′ had one of the first digital composites ever done in a movie. The success of the film hinged on that CG."

The fifth instalment in the Terminator franchise is being directed by Aan Taylor and Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his role as the iconic mean machine. Jai Courtney will be playing Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke will be portraying the part of John Connor, and Emilia Clarke will play Sarah Connor. Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) will be playing Detective Cheung, who will arrest Kyle and Sarah when they arrive in 2017. 

Terminator 5 is scheduled to release in July 2015.

Watch the trailer for The Terminator here:

 

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