Friday, July 18, 2008

Arnie's 'Terminator' replacement found

Simon Reynolds writes:
Austrian actor Roland Kickinger has been cast as the T-800, the cyborg made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Terminator Salvation. Kickinger, who played Schwarzenegger in the 2005 film See Arnold Run, discussed his role in the McG-directed film with Clinton News Record. "There's a very strong scene in the film where John Connor for the first time meets the Terminator, and he doesn't know if he's a good guy or a bad guy," said Kickinger. "It's Arnold's character in the first Terminator. That's basically my role, but 20 years before, so it establishes how the Terminator [came] about." Terminator Salvation, which focuses on John Connor leading a human resistance against the malevolent Skynet, will debut in cinemas on May 22, 2009.