McG Movies

    • Terminator Salvation

      (2009) PG-13

      Directed by: McG

      Starring: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Bryce Howard

      Overview: John Connor (Christian Bale) leads humanity against the onslaught of Skynet's machines.

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    • Stay Alive

      (2006) PG-13

      Directed by: William Bell

      Starring: Frankie Muniz, Adam Goldberg, Milo Ventimiglia

      Overview: Teenagers playing an online horror game actually die along with their characters.

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McG Movie News

Wednesday, April 29

  • Terminator Salvation's McG Challenges Transformers' Michael Bay to a Manhood Contest

    In what's got to measure up as one of the strangest publicity stunts of the year, Terminator Salvation director McG has challenged Transformers director Michael Bay to a literal test of his manhood. He wants to see whose d*** is bigger. Seriously.

    How did it come to this? Well it all began with the giant robots. Earlier this year, Bay accused McG of stealing the idea of giant robots. McG responded by belittling Bay's robots, sneering that Transformers was

    a picture whose genesis is in a toy. They're sort of more colorful and optimistic and the pictures are sort of break dancing and flips and back-spins. But ours is a very different, real world.

    Hey, wait a minute, aren't these both still movies we are talking about here?

    Since then there has been some low-level sniping back and forth. But now there's this from McG:

    Michael Bay has a big c***. But I'd like to believe mine is bigger. If he's up for it, we can both reveal ourselves on the Spartacus steps at Universal and put the question to rest.

    No word yet on whether Bay will step up to this challenge. But audiences will be able to find out soon enough whose robots really measure up, with Terminator Salvation releasing May 21 and Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen opening June 24. And size clearly isn't everything.

    Posted 04/29/2009 by Bill

    Related: McG | Michael Bay | Terminator Salvation | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Wednesday, March 11

  • No Arnold in Terminator Salvation

    SchwarzeneggerA month ago at the New York Comic Con, Terminator Salvation director McG practically confirmed that Arnold Schwarzenegger would briefly appear in the movie. However, Schwarzenegger has shot down the possibility. According to, Schwarzenegger has seen a rough cut of the movie, but is hesitant to take part:

    I am very happy with where I am with my profession as the governor and they should try to find a way of doing a story that does not include me at all, not even one single shot in it. I don't believe in that. To kind of have them go out and promote the movie and say, 'You know Arnold is in the movie,' and everyone thinks that I'm the Terminator and in fact you only see one second of me in there and so I don't think that's the right thing to do. And you know that's the danger of that, and that's why I feel reluctant to be part of the movie in the first place. So it doesn't get promoted that way.

    Arnold's "appearance" was to be solely in the reveal of the creation of the T-800 Terminator, the model Schwarzenegger portrayed in the previous Terminator movies. McG told SciFiWire last month that he and Schwarzenegger were to meet "in a week," but mentioned that getting the California Governor involved "truthfully, was not clear." If that meeting took place, it doesn't look like it was very successful.

    Posted 03/11/2009 by Ryan

    Related: Arnold Schwarzenegger | McG | Terminator Salvation | The Terminator

Sunday, February 22

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan Becomes a Loser

    Jeffrey Dean MorganWhen Watchmen opens March 6, Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be far from done playing comic book characters. The Hollywood Reporter says Morgan, who plays The Comedian in Watchmen, will play the leader of a special forces unit that seeks revenge on the CIA after being betrayed and left for dead in the movie adaptation of the Vertigo/DC comic book The Losers. James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and Peter Berg (Hancock) wrote the script, with Berg being one of 4 directors attached to the project at some point. McG and Tim Story were also slated to direct, though the directing duties are now in the hands of Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard). (Stomp the Yard? Should audiences expect some street dancing in The Losers?)

    While Morgan may have a lock on playing tough, government agent characters with both Watchmen and The Losers, he may have to find a new kind of role. Morgan is yet another cast member to deny a Watchmen sequel will ever happen. Morgan told Moviehole:

    We are all signed for sequels, but, ya know, there'd be no Rorschach, there'd be no Comedian -- it'd be sorta useless. It'd have to be a prequel. But I'd say unless Alan Moore says he's gonna write something, we'll never see 'Watchmen 2.' There may be someone sitting in a room somewhere at Warner Bros waiting to see if this does OK, and ready to pitch another -- but I doubt Zack [Syder] would do another, and without him, I wouldn't go back, and I can't imagine any of the other actors would want to either.

    The whole cast "signed for sequels?" Snyder has already said no to a sequel, and co-star Malin Akerman downplayed another Watchmen, but if Watchmen is successful, who can say?

    Posted 02/22/2009 by Ryan

    Related: Malin Akerman | McG | Peter Berg | Tim Story | Sylvain White | James Vanderbilt | Zack Snyder | Jeffrey Dean Morgan | Watchmen

Tuesday, February 10

  • McG Defends Bale's Outburst, Gives Away Terminator Spoiler

    Terminator: SalvationChristian Bale has already apologized for his outburst on the set on Terminator Salvation which became an internet sensation. Now director McG has come to his star's defense.

    People reports that McG told fans at the recent New York Comic-Con, "The film set is a passionate place, and it happens. It was just sort of a blowup. We let it run its course, and it did."

    McG agrees with Bale that the blow up with Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut did not halt the movie's production. "It's a matter of fact that he and Shane are buddies. We finished the movie together. We did some additional photography about a month ago."

    But defending Bale was not the only thing McG talked about at the Comic-Con. He also practically confirmed an appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Salvation. "The T-800s as we know them look like Arnold. The T-800 plays a big role in this movie. I can't quite tell you how we express that -- Let me just hint at this: I don't want today's Arnold Schwarzenegger."

    So, Arnold is digitized in the movie? McG could borrow Benjamin Button's special effects to create a 1984 Arnold, which could be effective and ironic.

    Posted 02/10/2009 by Ryan

    Related: Arnold Schwarzenegger | Christian Bale | McG | Terminator Salvation

Tuesday, February 3

  • New Terminator Salvation Concept Art

    Terminator SalvationWired has posted all sorts of cool concept art from Terminator Salvation , including the full Terminator T-series line up, a death-dealing motorcycle, and a first look at one of the gruesome new "Hydrabots" in action. On top of that, the zine got some choice comments from director McG about the lengths the filmmakers went to to create the authentic look and feel of a post-apocalyptic world.

    We talked to the people who monitored Chernobyl about what the world would sound and look and taste and feel like after the bombs have gone off ... Then we got a dead Kodak stock. We baked it in the sun a little bit too long to damage the film ... Add it all up and you get this otherworldly, desolate feeling.

    Grim indeed. But don't count the humans out just yet. Check out these new images of a couple of key members of the human Resistance.

    Posted 02/03/2009 by reelz

    Related: McG | Terminator Salvation

Thursday, January 15

Tuesday, January 13

  • Giant Robots Galore at Terminator Salvation Screening

    Terminator SalvationAn online pissing match has broken out between Transformers director Michael Bay and Terminator Salvation director McG over who came up with the idea of giant robots first. Hasn't anyone every told them that it's not the size of the robots that matters? It's what you do with them.

    At least in the case of Terminator Salvation we are starting to get a clearer picture of what that might involve. MTV has a report back from Monday's New York screening of early footage from Terminator Salvation and the word is "It's a war film." They got an extended look at at the capabilities of the Harvester terminator, "a massive metal monster with a gun on its head and two legs that release mechanized motorcycles," as well as a glimpse of all new terminator bots, including underwater eels. The director also took time out to talk about the movie's development, explaining that in constructing the character of John Connor, he was influenced by Luke Skywalker, Neo from The Matrix and even ... Jesus Christ.

    Posted 01/13/2009 by reelz

    Related: McG | Michael Bay | Terminator Salvation | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Thursday, January 8

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Next for McG

    With his Terminator Salvation still months from opening, director McG already has another job. Variety reports that Disney has picked McG to direct their upcoming 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo, an origin story of Nemo as he builds his warship, the Nautilus. Likely, Disney hopes for Nemo to become a franchise, and McG, who will also direct and develop the next installment of the Terminator series after Nemo, is no stranger to franchises. Remember, this is the director of the Charlie's Angels movies. Just don't hold it against him.

    Hopes are clearly high for Disney and Nemo. Last time 20,000 Leagues hit the screens in 1954, it won three Oscars.

    Production is likely to start this year, from a script by Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu).

    Posted 01/08/2009 by Ryan

    Related: McG | Terminator Salvation | 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Monday, December 15

  • Fifth Terminator Announced

    The end is going to begin again. With fans drooling over the trailer, and six months before Terminator Salvation hits theaters, another installment is already in the works, tentatively scheduled for release in 2011.

    Terminator Salvation director McG is reportedly working with producers on the sequel, which would be the second in what will be a trilogy of Terminator movies, with star Christian Bale signed on to star as John Connor in all three.

    Next Showing: Terminator Salvation opens May 22, 2009

    Posted 12/15/2008 by reelz

    Related: Christian Bale | McG | Terminator Salvation

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