Why He’s Right For It: Let’s face it, we all want Terminator 5 to be a proper war movie – one that shows us the full battle between man and machine glimpsed at in Terminators 1 and 2.
And if you’re going to make a film in a warzone, there’s only one man for the job – Warner Herzog.
The director without fear once carried on with an interview with Mark Kermode after getting shot by an LA sniper. Oh, and he also jumped in a cactus patch for a bet and ate a shoe out of pride.
Also, he’s used to working with intense actors. He threatened to kill Klaus Kinski if he left the Fitzcarraldo set without permission and convinced Christian Bale to eat live maggots on the set of Rescue Dawn because: "There are too many computer effects in films these days."
Which means there’d be no more angry outbursts from Bale; all Herzog would have to do is tap his fishing tackle box and Christian would calm down.
How His Terminator Film Might Look: Herzog worked as a welder in a steel factory to fund his first films, so he could probably knock up some pretty realistic looking robots in an afternoon.
Then, all he has to do is put Christian Bale and five of his homemade robots into his back garden with some kitchen knives and a shotgun, then film the results.
How Much He Could Make It For: Absolutely nothing, if he invites Bale to his house without telling him he’s making a Terminator movie.
Is He The New James Cameron? They’ve both got an affinity for nature – Cameron’s next film is the environmental action movie Avatar, and Herzog’s last flick was an environmental documentary Encounters At The End Of The World. So, yes.
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