Source: Den Of Geek
It seems that the parting “hasta la vista, baby” from Terminator 2 might have been a tad premature. Indeed, the film that was one of the most important blockbusters of the 1990s and generally considered the best entry in the Terminator franchise is coming back to theaters after 25 years with a Cyberdyne-Systems-like upgrade to 3D!
Yes, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the $520 million global epic sequel that was, by far, the biggest blockbuster of 1991 could become a presence in 2016 as Terminator 2 3D. Last year The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that original writer/director, James Cameron will work alongside StudioCanal and the China-based DMG Entertainment in an effort to infuse T2 with an extra dimension. DMG CEO, Dan Mintz believes that this release will set the bar for future generations. According to Mintz:
“We are committed to making the conversion the highest quality in order to live up to the expectations of the film’s many fans around the world.”
This is an intriguing and potentially exciting turn of events for movie fans who grew up in awe of the monumental effects extravaganza that made pun-making good guy cyborgs and villainous shape-shifting anthropomorphic liquid metal a thing. Yet, even the most ardent fans may incredulously dismiss the move as a cash-grab.
However, the reasoning is quite apparent after the rather unconventional success of last summer’s Terminator Genisys, which ended up reaping richer rewards from moviegoers in China with $112.8 million, as opposed to $89.7 million in the U.S. Similar to Norm MacDonald’s old adage that Germans love David Hasselhoff, it seems that the Chinese love The Terminator. Thus, international demand for this re-release could very well be substantive.
Of course, the upgrade will hardly be done on the cheap. Providing the technology for this Cameron-headed effort is StereoD, a company specializing in 3D conversion who worked on recent blockbusters like Mad Mad: Fury Road, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Terminator: Genisys and the franchise spinoff film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Besides a plethora of other hits, the company also had a hand in Cameron’s visual 3D magnum opus, Avatar.
Terminator 2 3D arrives on August 25th, 2017.