James Cameron Is Involved in 'Terminator: Genesis': This Is Good News

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Good news for fans of both James Cameron and Terminator. It's emerged that the Avatar director is loosely involved with Terminator: Genesis. Early rumors suggested cross-integration between a new narrative and classic scenes from the original movies and Cameron's involvement adds credence to the speculation.

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Alan Taylor is currently in New Orleans shooting the new Terminator movie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clark, Matt Smith, Aaron V. Williamson and J.K Simmons. 

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Cameron gave a Q&A at the Hero Complex Film Festival, where he confirmed his involvement.

"....when the new round of 'Terminator' films, they're making the first one and I think there's meant to be two, when Megan Ellison bought the rights, she asked me if I wanted to be involved. I said "Well look. I don't mind standing behind the curtain and whispering like some court advisory in 15th century Italy or something." My goal in that was not to insinuate myself artistically but to try to make sure they stayed true to the Terminator character and the idea of Arnold being in it. Because he's a friend of mine and we've been through all the wars together and everything. And I wanted them to see the possibilities I saw for what they could do with this character.

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"And then David Ellison took the project over from Megan and he and I met a couple times. And so Arnold is very much front and center in the new Terminator films. So I might have had some tiny effect on it - but obviously they had to make the right financial and creative decisions themselves so I'm not trying to take credit for the film that they're making but that was my goal in being loosely attached to the film but I won't have any credit on it."

Terminator: Genesis hits theaters on July 1, 2015. 

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