McG talks Terminator Salvation's effects

Terminator Salvation has now finished shooting and director McG has updated the official site with word on the film’s push to include never-before-seen effects.

McG, who won over a lot of sceptics at this year’s Comic Con, has been reporting in his blog on each stage of the film, aiming to convince fans that the Terminator legacy is in the right hands.

“It feels like the responsibility of any Terminator film to reinvent the wheel of effects with every outing. The first movie was a stunning achievement in animatronics and practical effects from Stan Winston…
We set out to create a world that honoured the Terminator mythology but was its own new beginning.”

Realistic robots


“Charlie Gibson is aware of his responsibility as the VFX supervisor and second unit director of this film. He works with ILM and Asylum every day and makes revisions to the finest detail. We want the patina of the machines to be dirty and heavy and perfectly realistic - that's why we built so much practically with Stan.

“Charlie wants his mind blown. There's one sequence in particular where we're trying to achieve something that's never been done before. I don't want to talk about it because we haven't been successful yet...”

Sounds like there’s some fun stuff on the way. Let’s hope the final film lives up to McG’s hype machine.