James Cameron: Terminator has run its course

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Remember when Terminator Salvation director McG was seeking James Cameron's blessing for his sequel film?

I don't think he ever got it, and Cameron is now saying he thinks the whole franchise is played out, though he is gracious in offering backhanded praise for McG's disappointing movie.

Here's what Avatar director Cameron told the Toronto Sun:

"I've moved on creatively from The Terminator, so I'm not really interested in that imagery and even those ideas anymore—and I'm not sure the world is that interested either. It's run its course, I feel."

As evidence of this, he points to this summer's disappointing Terminator Salvation, which attempted to continue the series without Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"His persona was part of The Terminator, and when you uncouple those, you get Terminator Salvation, which is actually a fine film from a pure filmmaking standpoint—it just doesn't gel up into anything mind-blowing."


Read the rest of Cameron's comments—including his regrets about selling off the Terminator rights for only $1!—here.

In case you've been living under a rock, Cameron's Avatar opens today.

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