German animators Bruce Stirling and John Knox have created a video pitch entitled “Extermination” that they hope will reboot a movie franchise.
With such outlets as You Tube many inspiring filmmakers use it to help build support for projects they hope to get off the ground. Bruce Stirling and John Knox are no different with their animated pitch to bring new life to The Terminator franchise. Just check out the video below to see what I’m referring to.
Stirling and Knox vision sees the franchise set after the war with the machines has ended and as always its not that simple or easy. Skynet might have been defeated, but small factions of machines still exists who have adapted scary and terrifying new tactics of survival.
With the machines seemingly defeated you would think the humans would be coming together in unity, but this is not the case with Extermination as mankind has turned against one another and taken to fighting amongst themselves.
The movie franchise some what explored the Terminator world set in the future with Salvation. The problem with Salvation was they still kept the franchise tied to John Connor and were to afraid to explore that particular world with new characters outside of Connor’s that might have injected new life.
The video that Stirling and Knox created is very visually striking and disturbing all at the same time. There pitch to revive the Terminator franchise I find intriguing, but my big question for them is do they want to bring their vision for the franchise to theaters as an animated film or a live action one?
Either way I’m not sure everyone wants to see the franchise return any time soon. Yes, Stirling and Knox’s video is excellent, but is there an actual want in the market for the franchise to return? After Terminator Genisys lack luster performance here in the States that answer would have to lean towards No.
What’s your thoughts?