Terminator Salvation receives Paris premiere
Story by Jack Foley
CHRISTIAN Bale and director McG were among the stars who attended the European premiere of new film Terminator Salvation in Paris on Thursday, May 28.
Bale, who plays John Connor in the fourth instalment of the franchise, was joined by his wife, Sibi Blazic, as well as co-stars Moon Bloodgood, Anton Yelchin and Bryce Dallas Howard for the glittering occasion.
It’s been 25 years since James Cameron’s first Terminator was first released and became an instant sci-fi classic. Now being directed by former Charlie’s Angels helmer McG, the latest film takes place in the near-future as a human resistance attempts to halt the rise of the robots in the aftermath of Judgment Day.
The Paris premiere followed one in Hollywood two weeks ago and marks the start of the film’s European release. Reviews from America have been mixed, although the box office has been fairly strong, though not record-breaking.
Speaking to Sky News, Bale admitted he’d taken on the role of Connor with some trepidation, conceding that he hadn’t initially thought there was any need for a fourth film in the Terminator franchise.
He told reporters that the role was synonymous with Arnold Schwarzenegger and that the third film had started to poke fun at the franchise, in an ill-advised way.
But once being shown the script by persistent director McG and being allowed to have some personal input, Bale saw numerous possibilities and signed on.
The film opens in UK cinemas on June 3.
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