Friday, April 24, 2009 at 2:00AM
There have been better kept secrets over the past few months, that's for sure. So it's finally confirmed that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be in Terminator Salvation. Sort of.
IESB says "a CGI version of his original bodycast" from the first Terminator will appear in the new film, which is quite a bit different from the story that had been floating around for a few months that Schwarzenegger's face (either new or retro) would be digitized over that of Roland Kickinger, who plays a T-600 version of the terminator.
James Cameron had Schwarzenegger fitted for a body cast mold back in the early 80s, and McG and the Terminator Salvation effects team used that mold to create a digital Schwarzenegger, a Digigovernator, if you will.
Schwarzenegger apparently never worked a day on filming the project. There was also some belief that he would record voice tracks, but that wasn't mentioned in the latest report. He joins Linda Hamilton from the cast of the original film making a leap into the new trilogy, and McG has stated he wants to bring Robert Patrick back for the fifth film.