McG has been blogging away on the official Terminator Salvation website, doling out snippets of info on the movie’s New Mexico shoot, as well as hitting back at negative web chatter concerning the movie’s possible ending.
The New Mexico desert is proving to be an inhospitable shooting location, and Sam Worthington has incurred an injury while lensing a fight scene. More importantly, though, McG reveals some interesting tidbits about who John Connor and the resistance will be up against. “There are Hydrobots that patrol the water, Transports that move human prisoners around, Harvesters that collect human beings as lab rats for Skynet, and Aerostats that survey all that is going on the world over.”
The biggie, though, is McG’s info that the T-600 will be rocking up in the movie to kick some resistance butt. “We’ve started shooting the T-600 – the bigger, grimier, nastier version that preceded the T-800,” McG enthuses in his blog. “Like Reese says, they’re easier to spot, but they pack a mini-gun and carry kick-ass firepower. They’re eight-foot tall killers that prowl the badlands looking for anything with a heartbeat to terminate.”
Special effects legend Stan Winston, along with production designer Martin Laing and Lucas’s ILM, have done the designs for the new killing machines, which McG asserts will be “on Kyle Reese’s ass throughout the entire picture.”
McG goes on to defend the PG-13 rating that has got some Terminator fans anxious, us included, as well as revealing that there are “only three people who know the ending.”