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RE-UPDATED!! TERMINATOR SALVATION Concept Art & Designs Leak Onto The Internets!!

Merrick here...
A website of unknown affiliation has posted six designs/pieces of concept art from TERMINATOR SALVATION. You can get a better look at those giganto Terminators we saw in the leaked footage last week, and the infamous Moto-Terminators. Personally, I kind of like the oversized Terminators...they evoke a monster movie, and I think the "coming of genocidal machines" would feel monstrous in a "real world." What do you guys think?

I think we're way overdue for seeing substantive shit from this movie. Being too coy often build expectations that can't be matched.

In case you can't access em at the site linked above...


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  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST


    by tettleys

    my dream has come true

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Moto Terminator looks retarded

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I guess you have to pander to teenage boys though.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Final Fantasy Terminator bike= bad idea

    by Damien Chowder

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Those destrucinators look ridiculously huge...

    by Droid

    I'm still not that interested

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST


    by Droid


  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Now we know the target audience... it's for people

    by Damien Chowder

    that say FTW! and roxors and general meatheads.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Looks DOOM Inspired

    by Crow3711

    Especially that first picture. Zombie soldiers, except now they have metal skeletons. Pretty badass, but I agree its about time they unleash some actual footage/info before people get pissed.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Can we stop saying "Internets" now?

    by HoboCode

    Really getting old.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    you are WRONG Merrick...Keep things close to the vest...

    by j2talk

    you comment about "I think we're way overdue for seeing substantive shit from this movie. Being too coy often build expectations that can't be matched" are dead wrong, you know what keeping thing quiet does? It makes seeing the finished film exciting....isnt it kinda cool going into a film and NOT knowing everything that is going to happen?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    And MotoTerminator

    by Crow3711

    Is super-duper lame. Looks like something Michael Bay would force into a Spielberg movie starring Shia. Really lame stuff. If there is a chase in the movie with John Connor trying to escape a flock of these things down Post-Apoc highways etc, I'm gonna lose it. It's gonna be soooo gay (not that the bikes have sexual preference, but you know what I mean.)

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    too transformers

    by thinboyslim.

    why do we need a transformer for sea, air and land? Just do the huge machine and the dwayne johnson looking fella.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    i meant

    by thinboyslim.

    why do we need a TERMINATOR for sea, air and land.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    Not even one of those work.

    by SoWasRed2012

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    Does the Harvester make sense?

    by most excellent ninja

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Does the Harvester make sense?

    by most excellent ninja

    It just seems that something that big and powerful would end the war for the machines quite quickly, and the silver T-800's were supposed to be the ultimate machines.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST

    links are dead.

    by greenstyle92

    error 503s and forbiddens. screw that.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST

    oh wait, mototerminator just worked?

    by greenstyle92

    So... This is trying to be transformers? Cause there is an actual Transformers sequel coming next year. Terminator didn't have to change itself, you know.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Error 503

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...they ripped those down pretty quickly...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    More than meets the eye...

    by thecomedian

    Yup, looks like it's gonna be John Connor Vs. the 3rd string Decepticons. Which is kinda nuts since both movies will be out the same year. I like the T-600 though. Very menacing. Still, if I had a choice I'd much rather see a Matrix prequel trilogy that starts with a live action adaptation of "The Second Renaissance" for the 1st film, and introduces the 1st version of "The One" as a hero with Mervincian and Persephone as villains in the sequels. Whole new cast capturing the awesomeness of the original with out all the zion raver bullshit of the sequels. That I'd pay to see. An Arnold less Terminator? Not so much.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I'm always too late for this stuff, damn it.

    by JDanielP

    I'm still waiting to see the leaked footage. So I remain...optimistic!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I love the 503's...

    by Dave Lister JMC

    ...great pictures... or so I hear...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by CharyouTree

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    by CharyouTree

    way too transformers like. Even had the scene with the scorpion tail to try and make you jump. What was Bale thinking?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    DENIED.. drats

    by Xian042


  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Anyone has them in his/her cache and can post them elsewhere?

    by caipirina

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST


    by SoWasRed2012

    Who says the Merovingian wasn't the first version of The One?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Error 503. AICN drops another server again.

    by ricarleite

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    JDanielP, the leaked footage is still out there.

    by greenstyle92

    I just saw it. The way things are shaping up, it's gonna be a cock sword fight next year between this and Transformers 2 for giant robot supremacy at the box office. Since Transformers is using the Constructicons, Termimator should use the Dinobots.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST


    by greenstyle92

    more to the point, who says he was? I remember that little fan theory but I'm pretty sure that's all it is.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Let's put Terminator in a 60's era Corvette & drive it off a cli

    by gruntybear

    Have I made my point yet? 'Cuz nothing amps up a fucking dying genre franchise like a fucking car chase. Oh, and links posts suck.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Is John Connor still a machine in this?

    by Drath

    I still say if they go with that "so far fetched they'll NEVER see it coming" twist, they will have stretched the premise beyond its own integrity. Sarah Connor and the original movie mean nothing if John just dies later and is replaced by a reprogrammed machine who does all or half the work. It's like saying Ripley was the Alien Queen all along in the Alien movies or something (which shit, they almost did in Alien 3 and 4, but are we surprised those are the two no one likes except for drop dead blind Fincher/Whedon fans). For now the only value I maybe have for this is that it seems to be keeping TSCC on TV for the rest of the season and I'd like to see that show play out a little longer. But overall, meh, this is as ill-suited for an on-going franchise as Planet of the Apes. Some stories have an ending and should be allowed to end. They want MAN vs MACHINE in the future, making a fucking movie out of CAPTAIN POWER!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST


    by thecomedian

    Yeah, I've heard that bandied about from time to time. That would be cool too with Persephone as his proto-trinity love interest who turns out to be a program. Maybe.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I think "Error 503" is the shittest looking Terminator yet

    by photoboy

    Why not just host these images locally? Who cares if it pisses off the studio, remember when the very existence of this site pissed them off?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    it matched my expectations...

    by Fortunesfool

    nothing worth looking at.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST


    by SoWasRed2012

    Nobody's saying he was, not explicitly anyway, there's just a lot of little things that could point to it - his little restaurant thing was on floor 101, the way he dresses was very similar to Neo's outfit at the end of the 1st film, all that crap Persephone was spouting about Merv once being like Neo (she was talking about being in love, but you could read into that way too) and a bunch of other stuff. Whatever, I like the idea. Also, here's a link to the design video that was removed a few days back:

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    damnit, can't see em...

    by Judge Briggs


  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I actually have faith in this film

    by Wolfman Nards

    The video that was up the other day I thought was pretty good. It's a different animal than the Cameron work, sure, but it looks like they've done a good job reinventing. And with T3 being the closer, it needed to either be left alone or reinvented. Also Christian Bale goes for good scripts... even though Reign of Fire was the dumbest plot ever it was still a decent movie. Now if only McG would stop calling himself McG...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Damn, they're gone.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I didn't take my own advice. I logged off AICN for awhile.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10 a.m. CST


    by Turd Furgeson

    That was fast.....

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    here they are

    by thinboyslim.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST


    by ricarleite


  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    No Cameron-created machines?

    by Ghostball

    Okay, the T-1 million wasn't exactly the best thing ever, but in the official T2 novel and concept art you gots your Centurions(most badass design of the whole Terminator saga) your Silverfish... I'm sure there was more. Why do they have to go all fanfic on us?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Moto terminator useless in muddy areas= dumb.

    by Damien Chowder

    So just make your base as muddy as pos. Think about you fucks just because it looks cool doesn't mean it's effective.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    "This isn't the future my mother warned me about"

    by Volllllume3

    Fucking copout if there ever was one. It basically gives that hack McG all the creative liberty he needs to do away with Cameron's backstory.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Total shit

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Will avoid like the plague and save my money for Avatar.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    u gotta have faith!

    by T 1000 xp professional

    i'm wondering how these will tie into the story, but the designs are cool as shnikes.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    hahahaha "MOTO-Terminator"?!

    by brandon11

    "This isnt the future my mother warned me about...had i known there would be moto-terminators i wouldnt have joined the resistance." this movie is gunna blow so hard.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, noon CST

    Thanks, Merrick...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ... interesting shots... nice to have the 503 message out of the way.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, noon CST

    Don't really look like anything we've seen b4.

    by Reelheed

    Not bad designs but quite far removed from the stuff we've seen in the other films and I always like the lumbering relentlessness that the machines have had. Only thing I dont like is the snakebot which is totally the wrong vibe. Terminators shouldnt have face-huggers.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Am I just an old man with a smidgen of...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ...disposable income, or are times so hard that some of you actually have to choose to not go to ONE movie (out of the hundreds that you DO see) so that you CAN go to ANOTHER? Next YEAR?! <P>("Avatar" > "T4"?) <P>(Head Explodes.) <p>That said, fuck McG and the gang-bang shitwagon he rode in on. "T4" will suck so bad, it will go down in history as a gigantic waste of not only Hollywood resources, but also of the goodwill of the fanboys that bent over and begged for it...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Because BIGGER is better!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    By which I mean, if you cannot create, steal someone's creation and make it bigger. You can call it "homage" and your moronic fans - even head lice have someone who looks up to them - will call it "huge improvement". Go, McG!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    This is going to suck my ass!!

    by ATARI

    moto-terminator? Sounds like something they would dream up for a TV show. And the giant terminator -- NO!!<br> <br> This movie doesn't know if it want's to go after the Terminator crowd or the Transformers crowd. So it will try it both ways and fail miserably.<br> <br>

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST


    by Royston Lodge

    Wow. What a dumb idea. Sure screams that there's going to be at least one Road Warrior rip-off highway car chase, which will beg the question, "who's taking the time to maintain the asphalt on the Eisenhower Interstate System?"

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    T4 vs. TRANSFORMERS 2?

    by ABking

    Let the battle begin...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    they lost me at T3, really

    by crankyoldguy

    it was quite lame; the Terminator attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood is better. And the TV show? Okay at best.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST




  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    those designs look silly.

    by TooWhippy

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    I don't get the bitching

    by David Cloverfield

    moto-terminator. Perfect for urban warfare. (A lot more than a "humanoid skeleton".) The t-600 can be mistaken for a man from distance. (Honestly, can you imagine how lame a simple "rubber skin terminator" would look?)

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    You JUST KNOW that John Connor...

    by Dolph

    ...will disable one of those Terminator motorbikes and ride it...LAME LAME LAME.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    If they had to "reverse engineer" the T-800...

    by Shigeru

    If they had to dumb down the design of the original T-800 for the T-600... then why is there motorbikes and giant ones and fucking eel ones and shit?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    by VAwitch

    Interesting - but why would a T800/X00 wear human clothes? Just to get closer before opening a gun of whoop-ass?<B><B> And I agree ABking - at least there's a few weeks T4 can reign supreme (if it does) before TF2 comes out.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Maybe I'm overcautious but

    by kafka07

    what if this film is being made by Terminators, and when we go into the theaters we will be harvested??

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Those Moto-terminator thingies remind me of...

    by Dead Megatron

    ...Beast Machines' Cyclo-drones. Which is fine with me, btw.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST


    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    That hurt my spleen.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST


    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Damn, there ain't supposed to be a space in there...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    They went way overboard.

    by I Dunno

    Actually, Cameron went a little overboard himself when he wanted to apply his new "morphing" toy to a Terminator, even though it didn't really fit in at all. But we've all kind of accepted that but all this is the kind of shit would make Lucas tell them to tone it back a little.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Motorcycle Terminators.

    by otm shank

    Oh boy. Just got a chill up my spine. This fucker is gonna be PG-13 you wait.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    most excellent ninja:

    by Sith Witch

    The Harvesters are like the commando droids and super battle droids in Star Wars: they are so terribly expensive to produce that there are really only a handful of them for special occasions, while the cheaper, less-effective version is reserved as a massive-but-all-encompassing army.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by ABking

    Things could be worst.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    "gonna be PG-13 you wait."

    by I Dunno

    Wasn't T3 PG-13? If it wasn't, why not? There wasn't enough violence to warrant an R but more importantly (to the MPAA), aside from an ass-shot, there wasn't any nudity and there couldn't have been more than one "fuck" in it. <p>The TV show is a lot more interesting, even if the motorcycles from Tron aren't in it.</p>

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    You know what I1d like?

    by Dead Megatron

    To see those moto-terminator making a cameo in the Sarah Connor Chronicles series...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Moto-Terminators are Fine

    by ThomasServo

    I'm not a raving Terminator fan, but I am a giant sci-fi fan, and the moto-terminators make sense to me. I mean, what's wrong with them? If you want to travel quickly down a stretch of road, wheels are perfect- it's why we use wheels ourselves. And why use 4 wheels when two are fine? It's machine efficiency. Someone in the talkback says they're useless in a muddy area, so build your bases in mud. True, they're useless there, but then the machines wouldn't use them in that situation, would they? Only in situations where they're needed. Kinda like how you might have a motorcycle AND an SUV.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    I don't get the bitching either

    by Wolfman Nards

    I think these are solid ideas and it looks cool. And I hate everything!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Terminators with Egyption-style headgear...

    by MisterE

    ...should ride the motorcycles!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    those moto(s) look really stupid.

    by Judge Briggs


  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Yes!!! --I can honestly say, "I don't hate it."

    by JDanielP

    Now, where can I find that leaked footage?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Sith Witch: That makes no sense.

    by Fawst

    I thought that might be the case as well, but let's be honest here: SkyNet is a global self-serving network of machines. The only "expense" would be the raw material needed to make one. The planet got nuked. I THINK there's a surplus of scrap metal laying around somewhere. And somehow I doubt that these things are constructed by contracters who gave the lowest bid.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I Dunno

    by otm shank

    All of the Terminator movies were rated R. My point is, I have always wanted to see an epic battle between the survivors and terminators. The bloody and brutal one hinted at in the first two movies. I'm just afraid will get some watered down teenage friendly Transformer-esque crap.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST


    by wyvern

    fyi g4 has a video up of a couple of these things moving and some dude talking about the movie.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I want to see

    by mr.brownstone

    the Seamstress Terminatrix that makes the oversize clothes for the T-600 and the Butler Bot that puts his pants on for him.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Terminator meets Transformers meets Matrix sequels

    by Rupee88

    ha, I just see that someone posted the exact thing above....clearly taking the giant robots from Transformers and the squid looking things from the Matrix. Well no one should have an exclusive on giant robots but I still have zero faith in McG to develop anything beyond a basic popcorn flick. T3 was that and a pretty good one, so we can just hope for that.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Yes PG-13 sucks....

    by Rupee88

    PG-13 made the Joker less than hardcore in TDK and it will make this less intense than it should be.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Are you kidding me??

    by Evangelion217

    A PG-13 doesn't mean a damn thing in my opinion. Sometimes, it can hurt a film like "Live Free or Die Hard." But it didn't hurt "The Dark Knight." "The Dark Knight" is more violent, and disturbing then alot of horror films in recent years. And the Joker was more then hardcore. He was evil. :)

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Doesn't concept art....

    by UndeadXeke

    ...require actual hand drawn and conceived art? Not just half assed hacked together photoshop shit? Apparently the giant robot things arm has a part number of 25538328. With the money they're spending on this movie, I'd at least expect someone to take the time to draw something themselves. If this is indicative of the effort they're putting in, I won't get my hopes up...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    I don't like the T600 and heres why


    The fuckers 8 something feet tall, it has a huge ass t2 wannabe gat gun permastrapped to it's wrist, and it's doning fake skin. Um the fuckers 8 feet tall with an arm canon it can't remove or hide. Why the skin???? Dogs do9n;t know it's not terminator???? Seriously they should call that Terminator "Model "CFO 101" CFO stands for "Capt Fucking Obvious"

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST


    by mr.brownstone

    I want to see those things in a 10 minute montage set to Alan Silvestri's theme music from Delta Force

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    The skin was throwing the humans


    but it couldn't trick the dogs. Are you sure it wasn't the 8 something fucking feet that the dogs knew wasn't human????

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST

    How do the termotorcycles reload?


  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST

    So, this obviously isn't canon...

    by 8rustystaples

    With one movie, they completely obliterate Cameron's brilliantly conceived vision. One wonders why the machines didn't send their best Terminator model back in time to kill Sarah Connor. Slap some flesh around that Decepticon so it could make it through the portal and GAME OVER. It sure would be cool if Hollywood decided to concentrate on a story instead of bitchin' FX. Remember when they did that? That shit was so cash...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST


    by chuffsterUK

    the T600 was the prototype`Infiltrator`terminator.Skynet fucked up the look,and so they were easy to spot,as Reese says in the first film.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Anyone who wants the footage...

    by chuffsterUK

    ....rapidshare link here:

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    too much, they need to CHILL

    by Xian042

    Going overboard with the units, I'll make another Matrix/Transformers comment. MEH Hope its good

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    The 600 series had rubber skin.

    by 8rustystaples

    We spotted them easy. Rubber skin. They had rubber skin. Not half a face and pistons sticking out everywhere.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by mr.brownstone

    Turns out Reese saying they were "easy to spot" was a vast understatement. Maybe he was being a bit sarcastic. That was a character trait we didn't get to see much of in the movies -- his legendarily ironic sense of humor.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    And finally....

    by chuffsterUK

    ....the Matrix didn't have the`squid thing`type robots idea first. The original draft of T2 has`silverfish`type robots that scuttle along the ground. They were removed because the FX could not do justice to them at the time.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST


    by chuffsterUK

    Maybe the T600 in the clip is battle damaged?makes sense if it was easy to spot,no?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Reese said "Rubbery Skin"


    Not 8 Fucking Feet with a huge ass arm canon. This is that "Yeah but this goes to 11" bullshit that seems to always happen to franchises when the idea pot runs dry, or the series unfortunately falls into the hands of someone with ADD or OCD... Take your pick. Oh spolsions and bigger things... Scary....

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Arguing about which Terminator models...

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    ...make sense is ludicrous. It's a Frankenstein movie, folks! If you want logic to get in the way of a fun movie, go make one where SkyNet becomes self-aware, develops strain after strain of biotoxins and foregoes going out shooting people to death altogether.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    If McG made a Star Wars film


    Vader would be 14 feet tall and he'd have a full erect cocksaber.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Oh gawd...

    by I AM ROCKO

    ...Term bikes, massive T 600s that are covered in metal massive shooters attached, but then for some reason have been given a humaniod face and skin so they can "blend in and infiltrate", some stuff from The Matrix- "This isn't the future my mother warned me about...". Indeed. Infuckingdeed.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Missed It Again?! C'mon!!

    by fedrich519

    Missed the leaked footage after it was taken down, now I missed this too?! Where can I go to look at it?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST


    by mr.brownstone

    there's such a thing as shades of grey buddy. Cameron made the ludicrous believable. That's a line they seem to be crossing with the T-600.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    McG- on yer bike!

    by I AM ROCKO

    Just had a look at the bike pics again, they look fucking retarded, they could have just had T600s, T800s, the HKs ships etc and it would have done. What we need is for the film to focus on character, plot and drama- this is what Terminator 1 did so well, oh yes with some great action too. This film will be for kids.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Ah well,

    by chuffsterUK

    Wait and see....I'm certainly looking forward to it. And how can anyone accuse ANY film of plundering ideas from The Matrix when that stole ideas from everywhere??

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST


    by ThomasServo

    Hahaha, dude, I've never even thought of that. That's great. Much more realistic, because unlike nuclear weapons and other standard ballistics, germs can in NO WAY harm machines. I would kind of like to see this movie happen. It would be like 20 minutes long. Humanity destroyed. The End.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Can't they delay taking this down more than 5 seconds after a re

    by PornKing

    I mean cmon, can't AICN pretend not to check their e-mail for a few hours and just take it down after we've all had a chance to see it?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    What do the machines want anyways


    And I'm sure the films would go the genetic viral way near the end of the three planned, and thats why they send people back to stop it, because it becomes unwinable.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I want to see the T-400s and 200's...

    by loodabagel

    In addition to the T-100's, which would be giant chess-playing blocks with a machine gun taped to it.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    the termibike...

    by coachaaron

    looks completely stupid and defeats the purpose of the scary robots. it's so dumb looking how can it be terrifying?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    This movie was btter the first time...

    by HoboCode

    When it was called The Matrix trilogy.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Wait wait...

    by loodabagel

    Instead of sending someone back in time to save John Conner, why didn't they just send someone back in time to destroy Cyberdine and Skynet and whatever before it became evil? Why didn't they just send a bomb to the past? And were the terminators building the T-1000's and T-X's just to travel through time? Seriously, if they had those things, they are clearly pretty dumb robots if they can't kill a bunch of fucking humans. And it's not like they can only build one. Robots don't have to pay for supplies... Anyway, looking forward to seeing even more plot holes in part 4!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    That is all.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    looks a lot better than first 3 filmes...


    ...I'll actually pay to see this.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Good thing I archived this page 30 min. ago!!

    by Sith Witch

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST


    by Sith Witch

    Maybe not a monetary cost, but certainly one of resources and time. Of course, as you say the resources are there, but I'd imagine something that big would take forever to build. That's just my take so far...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Not bad

    by Cobbio

    I actually like those Terminator designs. They're faceless, mechanistic, and threatening in a powerful "we don't a shit what humanity thinks, so bow down bitches" kind of way. I agree with James Cameron: this film could be good or pretty terrible. I don't feel a vibe coming from it yet.<p> The only design that worries me is the scorpion-like swimmer. Would machines ever design such a thing? Maybe there's a good explanation for it, but that's the only one that looks fan-fictional. We'll see, though.<p> As long as they keep this film R-rated, I'll check it out. If they PG-13ify the movie, I'll skip it altogether.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST


    by ATARI

    Thank you for the BG 1980 reference!!<br>

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Reese might've said rubber skin ...

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    ... but Reese also said that "Judgment Day" took place in 1997. Reese also said that the terminator didn't come from "_the_ future", but from "one _possible_ future". Reese also said that time travel is only possible if "you go naked, something about the field generated by a living organism. Nothing dead will go," something that T2 obviously ignored. Etc., etc.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Totally off topic, but...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...I just watched Indy 4 today and I loved it. And not just that, I will use the phrase "Hated The Gopher" whenever I can. That's the anti-"Nuked The Fridge" and means that people hate great movies because of the lowest common denominator. "Oh yeah, Indy sucks! Look at the CGI Gopher that is in 5 full seconds of the movie! How can it not suck!?"<br> Now back to T4. Thank you.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    as of 3:42 pm EST They can still be seen here...

    by jimmy rabbitte

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Love T1, T2 & T3....

    by CaptainTripsUK

    and to be honest I am REALLY looking forward to this.. Moto-terminator - so what.. I hate to burst the bubble for some of you, but its all make believe anyway. T4 is gonna be great! I'll wave to all you on the anti-McG bandwagon as you drive past.. half of you dont even know why you are on there anyway.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST


    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Year who cares about a coherent mythology or gaping plot holes!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    AVATAR = Overhyped Dog Shit

    by Sithdan

    That is all.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    fuck you aicn

    by Stengah

    fucking waste of 30 seconds of my time. this is NOT news.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by Charlie_Allnut

    So you've seen the movie?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Why the HAppening ADS all over this site thought H hated it!?


    Can't see any MOFO Terminukers either!!??

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    time travel is fun

    by Bouncy X

    so ok, they sent a terminator after sarah and it failed. so instead of sending another while john is a kid, why not send it after sarah again? i mean its a time machine, they could constantly send them around the same time or earlier or hell send it right after she defeats the first...hopelessness is fun too. i wont get into the "send them after her parents before she's born or after jesus so humans never exist".

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    "send them after her parents before she's born or after jesus so

    by Ray Gamma


  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Yeah man, Time Travel, so why don't they...

    by Kid Z

    ...Send Terminators after that ape that figured out how to bash a pig's skull in with an old bone? Then humans would never exist and ... oh wait... neither would the machines that humans invented... never mind.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Looks lame...

    by Kid Z

    ...this will all eventually lead to Terminators Vs. Transformers or something equally inane... that's my prediction anyway.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay


    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    this looks awesome, shut up idiots


    nuff said

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by DamnMichaelBay

    I blame you for the retarded concept of Mototerminators.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Bouncy X

    by Antz

    Can't send them back too far, otherwise you risk time getting changed to the point where skynet never gets invented. The further back the more likely a bigger change.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST

    For those saying 'Too Transformers'


    I have news for you... the general 'look' of Terminator was created back in 84. I saw the images before they were taken down and I have to say they look along the same visual lines as the original. So if anything Transformers looks too Terminator. Get it right.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Terminators vs. Vampires

    by turketron

    I'd watch.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Also viewable here.

    by JelalTrueshot

    They can also be seen here:

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    TF vs. Terminator

    by shaft478

    That's actually a pretty cool idea. The TF's arrive on earth after the Terminators take over. Love to see it as a movie, but comic form but be the best way to start it off.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST


    by Han Cholo

    Can't stress that enough.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Too Transformers

    by ebonic_plague

    ...sorry, sorry... I meant, "Too TINO." <p> Actually, both this and Transformers are too Matrix fetal harvest machine-ey. I can't believe that A) feral studio lawyers would be so gung-ho to clamp down on THESE underwhelming pieces of concept photoshop, and B) that AICN would roll over and pull these underwhelming pieces of concept photoshop for said lawyers TWICE in one article. <p> Here's my unsolicited 2 cents: the "exclusive" set visits and freebies that you get from playing nice with studios aren't nearly as enticing as the leaked crap they threaten you to have removed. Maybe not in this case, as these pics aren't very cool, but in general, I'd much rather see you guys run (and not remove) actual unauthorized scoops than post an intimate on-set one-on-one with (ie, shilling for) McG.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST


    by chuffsterUK

    Excactly right!Well said!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by loodabagel

    They're both too Metropolis.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by Leafar the Lost

    Fuck the studio for removing the pictures, fuck James Cameron for not making the third movie, fuck Linda Hamilton for fucking James Cameron, fuck Arnold Swarzenfucker for having a stupid last fucking name, and fuck Hollywood itself for not having a fucking original idea...GOD DAMN YOU HOLLYWOOD...GOD...DAMN...YOU...ALL...TO.....HELL!!!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST


    by the1980mutant

    It's already McG'ed up!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by fedrich519

    I agree completely.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Hmm I wonder if they'll be removed from the movie now...

    by TheNorthlander

    ...due to fanboy request?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Anybody remember the 3D Terminator Ride

    by optimalprimus

    I guess the thing about these designs is it always seemed Skynet lost the war because it was slow and immobile and the Resistance was able to pull off the victory by being nubile and agile. The designs for the "future war" machines were always big and bulky, which probably reflected the feelings about computing in the 80's - that powerful computers would always be tied up in large computers. The trick played at the end of T3 is Skynet wasn't a large was "distributed computing" By dumping Cameron's ideas of machines, I guess I feel that T4 has lost some of the ideas that Cameron originally viewed the machines as.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Ain't it Cool used to be cool.

    by Super Rabbi

    Fight the power!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    "...the Resistance was able to pull off the victory by being nub

    by r_number6

    The Resistance won by being hot young females? I always thought it was because John Connor taught them how to kick ass.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    "...the Resistance was able to pull off the victory by being nub

    by r_number6


  • Nov. 10, 2008, 6:51 p.m. CST

    " being nubile..."

    by r_number6

    Obviously there's a headline character limit I wasn't aware of...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Designs explained

    by MaxuDenki

    The obvious answer is as follows: In the original movies Judgement Day happened in 1996, which was 3 years before The Matrix was released. However in T3 Judgement Day took place in 2004. This gave Skynet ample time to see the entire Matrix trilogy which led to altered Terminator designs.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Well that Moon Bloodgood

    by Rommel Catuncan

    is quite nubile. John Connor isn't a lone saviour figure anymore he's got the hot chicks to back him up. <P> That being said -- WONDER WOMAN!!!!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST

    I had a big leak of Terminator footage, but

    by kabong

    it was removed due to studio request. <p> It was a HUGE leak.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Damn You, Brett Ratner

    by Prof_Ender

    Damn You, Brett Ratner

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST


    by BYOBkenobi

    Keep posting shit that you shouldn't be posting, AICN. You guys could fuck up a wet dream. I wish Merrick would split his cock right down the middle with a fillet knife and feed Harry a nice cock-meat sammich.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    As a side note: The Sarah Chronicles a great show

    by GunterMonkey

    Cool episode tonight--well directed and structured. People may not be watching it, but they're missing out. It will be rediscovered on DVD one day as the gem that it is.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Okay, RE-UPDATED!! = Don't even bother...

    by BurnHollywood

    Well, that was a waste of frikkin' time...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    So Much Anger

    by Turd Furgeson

    Why again is everyone so angry??? The art looks OK. I'm kinda done kneeling at the altar of James Cameron, the chosen geek.. Make another decent movie already and I'll change my mind. Until then, i'll give MCG a chance to impress me with this. I applaud him for trying to create some different shit and not just doing a retread t-800 with an arnold mask on it.. BALE + Original robots = my ass in the seat.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Remember when the internet was censorship free???

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Oh wait. It still is???? Then why is Harry so pussy whipped by the studios? When did that happen? Didn't this site used to have some underground cred? For shame AICN.... You have become George Lucas.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST


    by deanbarry

    This is like renting porn, going home, putting the disc in, grabbing the tissues...and a disney flick comes up! I want to see some Terminator stuff now!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Wait....which one is Michael Bay directing?

    by TakeItEasyMon

    This is trash. I understand suspension of disbelief is required for these movies...but come on.... Why the hell do we need to see any goddamn new robots for this movie? Would it be possible just to write a competent story that speaks for itself without adding 50 new toy-tie in robots? This isn't transformers. Sigh.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST


    by TooWhippy

    I agree... those designs looked a bit Matrixie.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to this one.

    by JDanielP

    Looks cool.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST

    fuckin pg13...

    by shogunshin

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST

    This is the AICN I love...

    by PirateEmery

    We have a cool new sneak peak...<p> Update, we have a cool new sneak peak that is actually bigger and at a better resolution.<p> Any mention to anything we had has been deleted due to angry studios.<p> Missed it? Look for a tinyurl in the talkback.<p> I'm glad the election's over and we can get back to the AICN I loved.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Here you go...

    by plocock

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Your criticisms are retarded and here's why:

    by Lord John Whorfin

    Why don't they cover the Harvester or the hydrobot in skin and send them back in time? Because there'd be no reason to, they can't pass as human and most importantly, it's not in the script. Why don't they send a Terminator back in time to kill Connor ancestors, at the very moment she defeated the first one, etc? Because that's not in the script. Seeing a pattern here? It's a fucking story, it's not real life, all of your retarded ideas would make boring stories, Howie Long should never play Superman. The T600 is obviously battle-damaged. Durrr. Why do they need new robots for the sequel? You fucking Heffalump, that's what sequels do. Instead of sending someone back in time to save John Conner, why didn't they just send someone back in time to destroy Cyberdine [sic] and Skynet and whatever before it became evil? It's just not that easy, son. We learned that lesson in T2, and again in T3, and currently in the TV show. Why didn't they just send a bomb to the past? Bomb. Fft. What kind of bomb? A bomb just big enough to kill John Connor? A bomb coated in skin? Say that idea out loud to someone and realize how dumb that sounds. Maybe a bomb that kills everybody? Who's going to invent Skynet? "If they had those things, they are clearly pretty dumb robots if they can't kill a bunch of fucking humans." Have you even seen these movies? Bottom line: All of your dumb ideas would making boring stories, and that's why not. Read a book. And with that I say good day, sirs.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST

    now if they were FLYING motorcycles...

    by Maniaq

    that's an idea I could get behind - and it's not like they haven't already "borrowed" an idea from BSG anyway... say, do those mototerminators have a glowing red dot that moves back and forth like in Knight Rider? Glen A Larson should sue! or should that be Ron D Moore?<p> Anyhow, I said it before and now there's a shiny new talkback to say it again on - the ART DIRECTION looks like it will be just fine. I don't have a problem with the ART DIRECTION on McG's films - that's not going to be the reason this will be "a steaming pile" as Cameron puts it...

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST

    At last... Street Hawk is back! woo!

    by wintercom

    Sorry but the bike is just embarrassing... a horrible idea. Interesting that the human pilot-looking dude appears to have a British flag on his chest though... so we gonna see some pan-global Skynet v mankind carnage? Marvellous.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Moto Terminator?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Like in Motoko?<p>Cool!

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST

    I cant wait until this article is re-re-re-updated and removed!

    by Xian042

    so much fun this is! Just google the damn trailer, its up there.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Latino Review still has these up

    by nooneimportant

    but they have balls though. unlike Harry.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    corporate pigs


    they say jump, harry says how high.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    And studio yanked it again. THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO SUCK!!!!

    by Citizen Sane

    This REEKS of manipulative marketing. The studios do this kind of anti-recon on projects that are troubed but have a potentially high sense of anticipation. This way, when the release draws near, they can inundate fans with high-brow CGI in the marketing campaign to assure a huge opening weekend and before bad word=of-mouth kills it at the theaters. Besides, this is a McG 'joint'. Rest-assured, this movie is going TO SUCK!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Still Viewable

    by JelalTrueshot

    Still seeable here:

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    The internets are abound with this footage...

    by redgoat

    Still posted here: And here: But yanked from AICN? Bizarre.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Difference between The Matrix and The Terminator

    by Shan

    The machines unambiguously won. They were just manipulating humans like rats in a maze repeatedly as made clear by The Architect. <p> The main battle was actually between the Machines and former Agent Smith, as nothing like Smith had ever been created before, an Agent gone rogue and replicating through the Matrix, consuming everything in its path. <p> I also believe the Oracle set the whole thing up including using Smith in an all or nothing gamble to break the cycle of humanity mostly been stuck in the Matrix and the remainder of humanity being periodically exterminated in Zion. <p> You could argue that The Matrix trilogy ultimately had a more sophisticated take on the Man vs Machine idea which went well beyond just the "Destroy all humans" motif.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Hmmm, why is it...

    by leisuredrummer

    you can find these pics and video one every other movie site except AICN? Holy crap it would suck if they didn't advertise with you when the movie comes out, God forbid. Isn't it quite a big conflict of interest? How is it you are in the business of selling movie ads on a site where you reputation lies with posting info those same companies don't want you to?

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Aint It Castrated News

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    This site used to have balls.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    "It's not in the script" because

    by kabong

    of bad writing.

  • Nov. 12, 2008, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Well, i'm just glad Skynet will be a trilogy...

    by Grooveraider

    Decades after seeing The Terminator for the first-time and reading those comics by "NOW Comics" I always wanted to know more about the world in which Reese grew up in. The only thing that bothers me is the PG-13 rating. Fuck the demographic! Just make this film dark and impressionable for those who don't care about "happy endings".

  • Nov. 12, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Lord John Whorfin - thank you. The moaners? STFU and WAIT!!!

    by irishraidersfan

    Lord John Whorfin, honestly, thank you. It's a refreshing change to read someone's comments that just cut to the chase, and you used my favourite phrase ("read a book"!). As for the rest of you, Kerrrist, can't you wait til the movie comes out? Maybe you'll be wrong? As for the Terminator with the skin/clothes hanging off, I took that to be one that survived a blast, not a rubber skinned 600. Jesus, give it a chance! My biggest concern is McG, not some leaked artwork...