James Cameron describes kick-the-can effect
TALKING ABOUT THE NEXT INSTALMENT OF TERMINATOR FILMS, FILMMAKER JAMES CAMERON SHARES MEMORIES FROM SETS OF PART ONE
Hollywood mogul James Cameron says he would not like to change anything about his life.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea to change anything. If I were unhappy in my life, you might get a different answer,” Cameron said when asked what he would change about his past.
Connecting the concept of time travel with his upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate, the filmmaker said, “One of the themes of the movie is that the emergence of an artificial super-intelligence is inevitable. It’s what we call the kick-the-can effect, you know? Sarah Connor (a Terminator character) kicked the can down the road, preventing Judgment Day in 1997, but she didn’t prevent it from ever happening. It’s going to constantly come back. It’s like in chaos theory — what you’d call strange attractors, it’s always going to happen, probabilistically.”
Cameron’s Terminator: Dark Fate brings back Arnold Schwarzenegger as the terminator and Linda Hamilton as an older Sarah Connor. Although Terminator: Dark Fate is the sixth instalment in the franchise, it is being touted as a direct sequel to the 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
He recalled an incident from the sets. “There was a moment when I first shot Arnold, on the first movie — I was watching his first day’s dailies with him. It was a shot where he’s in a police car and he’s cruising along. And his eyebrows have been burned off and his hair has been singed back and there’s glycerine on his face and he just looked so fucking cold and machine-like. And I remember that moment, and I just thought, ‘Holy sh*t. This is great’. It was, ‘This is great! ... because it’s a cyborg. And the borg side of that is the organic part of him — the human flesh that covers the machine endoskeleton,” he said.
The film is directed by Tim Miller.