Arnold Schwarzenegger on ‘Terminator 6’ “Control Freak” James Cameron

If there is one person we can count on to have an opinion about James Cameron, it’s former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sure, maybe “control freak” sounds a little harsh, but it’s not a new title for the Avatar director.

Schwarzenegger recently spoke with TheArnoldFans about the upcoming 6th installment of the Terminator franchise, which is currently being called Terminator: Dark Fate (as revealed by Cameron, actually). The former T-800 model had some things to say about director Tim Miller, Cameron in the producer’s chair, and the process of filming.

The director, Tim Miller, was very, very talented and I can see why his movie, Deadpool, made so much money and why it was successful because he’s very organized. He’s an expert with visual effects and special effects and with stunts. He felt very comfortable directing all the actors, the young and the older ones. He was a pleasure to work with.

It was a very interesting film to do with Tim, the dynamic, between him and with Jim Cameron producing. So Jim Cameron is right now directing Avatar films so he’s taken on this enormous challenge and he’s very busy with that BUT he’s a control freak and as you know, Terminator is kind of his baby so he does get involved in the filming so there were interesting discussions about which direction to go with a certain scene or how the dialogue should finish or what the certain look should be of an individual and all that stuff so there was a big collaboration between Jim and Tim Miller. I feel it was in good hands with both of them.

David Ellison was the producer, he’s of course a very young and ambitious guy who raised the money for the movie, which is important. The budget was somewhere between 160 million and 200 million dollars. I couldn’t tell you exactly because the movie isn’t finished yet. It’s still being worked on. Visual effects are being done now. I’ve seen 15 minutes and it looked great and I was very excited about it.

Well, I’m reluctant to say anything about Terminator 6 other than we’ve successfully completed filming of it in Budapest. I was filming there for three months. I had a wonderful time and it was a fantastic city to shoot with great tax credits. 36 percent you get back for every dollar that you spent over there.

That’s all I really can tell you because if I say more about it, than the studio usually goes crazy and they call me and they go crazy and they say ‘Why did you give this away? We wanted to announce this on March 31st or something.’ So anyways, I let them makes those decisions.”

We’re super hopeful that last part there means we’ll get a trailer or something for the film by the end of the month.

Terminator 6 stars Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel LunaNatalia ReyesDiego Boneta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Linda Hamilton as Sarah Conner. James Cameron is producing as well as contributing to the story, along with director withTim Miller and Skydance’s David Ellison.

Terminator: Dark Fate opens in theaters on November 1st, 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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