Probably spurred on by the desire to show people what a ‘real’ Terminator film should be like after the unholy mess that was Terminator: Genisys, James Cameron is planning to convert Terminator 2: Judgement Day into 3D and show it in cinemas next year. Told Cameron to The Hollywood Reporter:
“Next year marks the 25th anniversary of Terminator 2 and that seemed like the perfect time to bring it back but this time in an all-new 3D version?. If you’ve never seen it, this’ll be the version you want to see and remember.?”
Even if I do go and see it, I doubt I’ll agree with Cameron’s last sentence, as I’m not a fan of 3D, and especially when it’s used to convert movies into the format that were originally shot in 2D. Cameron did something similar with Titanic a while back, and, while I didn’t see it myself, the general opinion seemed to be that the 3D was nice and not a distraction, but no big deal. Nonetheless, Terminator 2: Judgement Day is still a film which holds up very well these days: in fact it’s hardly dated at all, so it should fit in quite nicely amongst today’s blockbusters. And this won’t be the first time this franchise got a 3D treatment: there is the T2 3-D: Battle Across Time attraction at Universal Studios Parks, which serves as a mini-sequel to Terminator 2.
No word yet on which version this will be. I much prefer the Director’s Cut myself. The film is targeted for a worldwide release next year, with it reportedly being aimed in particular at China, where the Terminator franchise has a large following. Meanwhile, we’re still no closer in finding out whether the sequel to Terminator: Genisys is happening or not, after its poor reception…