POSTED INHOLLYWOOD NEWS CAST of TERMINATOR (1,2 & 3) – Then and Now 2022 | Where Are They Now
First Terminator (1984) Judgment Day from Terminator 2 (1991) Rise of the Machines, from Terminator 3 (2003) You can witness how the actors in movies have changed in this video.
James Cameron directed the science fiction action movie The Terminator in 1984. It features Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, a robotic assassin who is sent back in time from the year 2029 to the year 1984 in order to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton),
whose unborn child will one day save humanity from extinction by Skynet, a hostile artificial intelligence in a dystopian future. Michael Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a soldier sent back in time to safeguard Sarah.
Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd are given credit for writing the screenplay, with co-writer William Wisher Jr. receiving a “added dialogue” credit.
The idea for the movie was formed by Cameron and Wisher after a fever dream that Cameron had while in Rome for the release of his debut movie, Piranha II: The Spawning (1982). Executive producers John Daly and Derek Gibson of Hemdale Film Corporation were crucial in arranging the film’s financing and production.
He sold the rights to the project to fellow New World Pictures alumna Hurd on the condition that she would produce the movie only if he were to direct it. Hurd eventually secured a distribution deal with Orion Pictures. Schwarzenegger was initially approached by Orion to portray Reese, but after getting to know Cameron, he consented to take the titular role.
Schwarzenegger’s commitments to Conan the Destroyer (1984), during which Cameron found time to work on the scripts for Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Aliens, caused the filming,
which took place mostly at night on location in Los Angeles, to be delayed (1986). A group of artists led by Stan Winston and Gene Warren Jr. created the stop-motion animation and miniatures used in the movie’s special effects.
The Terminator exceeded modest pre-release expectations by dominating the American box office for two weeks and ultimately earning $78.3 million against a modest $6.4 million budget. It is acknowledged as having started Cameron’s career in movies and established Schwarzenegger as a leading man.
Due to the movie’s popularity, a franchise was created that included several sequels, a TV show, comic books, novels, and video games. The Library of Congress chose The Terminator in 2008 as a film that should be preserved because it is “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
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