[News Bites] Hit The Bloody Seas On The “Official” ‘Saw’ Movie Cruise, James Cameron Says ‘T5′ Needs More T-800, AMC’s Next Genre Pilot & More!

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The news that Arnold Schwarzenegger could return to The Terminator franchise is nothing all that revealing, but having James Cameron, franchise creator and director of the first two films, confirm such rumors is. In an interview with MTV, Cameron created serious buzz in confirming both he and Arnold has discussed a fifth Terminator last year. “I was talking to him back in fall about a new Terminator film and quietly advising on that, I suppose you could say,” he explained. “I was trying to be as encouraging as possible. Frankly, at that time, I thought it needed to be more about him. I told him he should not do it until it’s focused on his character or he shouldn’t do it. I think there are some great stories that can be told about that character that haven’t even been thought of yet.” Cameron, a master storyteller, is 100% correct that the franchise means nothing without the focus on the T-800. Personally, I believe it needs to also return to its “chase film” roots, too.

Play Jigsaw’s games while aboard a cruise line? Yes, you can enjoy such depravity. Clicking here will take you to a PDF with information on how you can join the “Official SAW Movie Cruise,” to be held August 11-16, 2012. “Let’s play a game…onboard the beautiful and luxurious Carnival Glory! If you’re a Fan of the SAW movies, you don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cruise with your favorite SAW Celebrities. This amazing (5) night cruise departs from New York City and travels to the most beautiful points in Canada (the last six SAW movies were filmed in Canada). Your onboard meals are included. Each cabin will also receive a $50 Carnival Credit. During this amazing cruise, you will be able to party with the SAW Stars and meet other fans who love SAW just like you! You will attend fantastic pool and dance parties, question and answer Sessions and many special events. You can also get autographs from the SAW stars, take FREE individual photos with the SAW stars, attend FREE movie screenings, and much, much more.” While they state everything is FREE, the cruise, I’m sure, it quite expensive. Full details here.

Deadline reports that AMC held its pilot script showcase last week. The annual event, nicknamed by agents and producers “”bake-off,” once again featured six scripts identified by AMC brass as the strongest pilot contenders. In a series of presentations, the writers/producers of each project laid out their vision for their show beyond the pilot with the help of visual aids, including demo reels. One script that made the cut was Chris Mundy’s “Low Winter Sun,” an adaptation of the New Zealand Gothic murder mystery series that follows Frank Agnew, a police detective who kills for revenge and naively believes he’s engineered the perfect crime. AMC executives will spend the next few weeks evaluating the six projects. The network could order as many as two pilots out of the group.

In theaters April 27 from Relativity, below we’ve added a new international one-sheet for The Raven featuring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe. “Luke Evans plays a detective who partners with Poe (Cusack) to search for a serial killer who has kidnapped the author’s fiancee (Alice Eve) and has gone on a murder spree that mimics the author’s work.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    The problem is that Arnold Schwarzenegger is no longer young. He’s changed a lot since the third Terminator. His face looks bloated, and his body is not what it used to be. I’m not one to usually hold age against actors, however, it doesn’t make sense for there to be an “aging” robot in future films.

  • el terror

    Maybe Schwarzenegger could return as a scientist who designs the T-800 to look like himself. It had to be based on someone, right?
    I heard they were thinking about going down this route with Robert Patrick too.

  • John Marrone

    There was a fantastic sequel written to novel that completely got blown past – T2: Infiltrator – which was a direct sequel to Terminator 2. It had a role for Arnold as the designer of the original Terminator that I think would have been a good sequel, as opposed to T3.

  • Evil_Flip

    I don’t think they should make it another chase film. Cos that’s what they did for part 1 2 and 3 and by the time 3 came around it wasn’t interresting anymore. I kinda salute them for finally starting the war with 4 (and the end of 3) for it finally gave them a chance to make something new. just a shame the f-ed it up with part 4 but the whole setting was bloody great. also the more we see arnold the less plausible the movies become. not every bloody robot looks (or should look) like arnie. If they bring back old cast I’d rather see a return of Robert Patricks.