One of our biggest fears and concerns when Terminator 2: 3D was announced was that the movie would be altered for theaters to drive home a permanent PG-13 tone for the franchise; while this might not be the case domestically- it pretty much looks like it will certainly be the case for China’s release which we considered a given anyway due to the strict China censorship laws.
“Cameron also said” It is with Wu Bing restructuring “Terminator 2 “the idea struck me.”
So, who is Wu Bing and why is she and Cameron restructuring Terminator 2? That we will get round to but let’s first discuss how T2 could be “restructured” in China.
How will T2 be changed exactly? That we do not know but usually for a movie to be green-lit for a Chinese release by the Chinese Government the project must have some reference to China, its culture, Chinese stars or a product placement like Government endorsed milk (Iron Man 3)… but we doubt they want to see a blade going through a milk carton, blood and milk mixed together doesn’t really sell milk now does it?
China and Russia have a pretty strong relationship at the moment so perhaps political references could be changed; for example when the T-800 (Schwarzenegger) describes the oncoming war and events, it could be as simple as changing events or dialogue that the China government wouldn’t approve of. References to Russia could be replaced with another country, one that the government doesn’t particularly like politically.
We could possibly see certain scenes of violence removed from the China cut too.
The ultimate limit (possible extreme) could be inserting scenes with Chinese actors, our thought processes would make us think along the lines of possibly a China division of Cyberdyne Systems and Marvel did something similar with IronMan 3 in order to get the movie allowed for release in the country in which Tony Stark has surgery in China- which was totally unrelated to the movie and even annoyed Chinese audiences who felt the scenes didn’t feel like the same movie.
China is familiar with T1 and T2 but apparently they are most familiar with the first two movies through piracy and bootlegging on the streets of China. So, if Chinese Terminator Fans already love the first two Terminator movies… how will the feel about one of their favorite movies being “restructured” or altered in any way… how would that sit with any fan? We wouldn’t like it, so why would China?
We have known that T2 has been ready for some time but we were asked to not report it, it feels like history is repeating itself with experiences we had with Paramount Pictures, so we are going to do and handle news how we want to from now on and if anyone has a problem with that then they are not on the side of the fans and that kind of attitude will continue to alienate us further from this property but it doesn’t mean we are going to pack our bags and leave Terminator to the political vultures to feast on the eyeballs of fans, oh no… it is just going to make us more determined to make sure the fans are treated better and to make sure that when we know; you will know too. We are independent from studios and it is that way for a reason, it allows us to stay true to the fans and offer you the facts and opinions- that is the way it should remain.
China’s internet is far different from the internet the rest of the world experiences, it is more closed off and more controlled but we did manage to find the following blog post on a Chinese website talking about T2 which reveals all the information you need on T2 3D so far…
Now we can learn all about producer Wu Bing and plans for T2 3D but through the power of translation.
The article is titled: “Terminator 2″ 3D fixing Schwarzenegger and Wu Bing, a total of moon cake taste”. Enjoy!
LOS ANGELES Recently, the famous Hollywood director James Cameron and star Arnold Schwarzenegger by DMG India Ji Wu Bing, chairman of the media invited, visit their Beverly Hills home in Los Angeles to celebrate the “Terminator 2 : judgment day “3D version of the post-production was completed successfully.
Eight-month 3D conversion personally supervised by the Cameron completed the same day, Wu Bing in the “Terminator 2” theme to create a private hall with panoramic acoustic shadow Cameron and Arnold watched the 3D version of the final tablets. Years of long-cherished wish was finally realized, Cameron excitedly hugged two friends. The date coincides with the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, Cameron and Arnold also share with Wu ice moon cake, tasting Chinese tea, chat Chinese culture. This is also the two top Hollywood movie gods first experience in the Chinese Mid-Autumn friend’s house.
So, Arnold and Jim saw the completed movie and we can see elements of Chinese culture and practices being used in these promotional photos. Jim is beloved by China for the success of Avatar which has now led to China being set to take over Hollywood and the future of the movie industry as we know it.
The conversion also only took 8 months to complete, so why wasn’t this released sooner… a carrot dangle to build hype?
3D version of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” put together complete creative dream DMG print media discipline go hand in Hollywood director Cameron, using the global topped SeteroD latest 3D conversion technology, in “Terminator 2,” the 25th anniversary of the Chinese version of 3D into the “Terminator 2”. Celebrate the day, Cameron, Arnold and Wu Bing talked together over the past eight months to do EDITION 3D “Terminator 2” experience “fought.” After determining the restructuring ideas, Wu Bing had invited Cameron Arnold together to pay a visit, to express his “Terminator 2” turn ideas into 3D version. Wu Bing introduced the Road, released in 1991, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” was the blood recalls Chinese fans’ video halls “era, in which the concept of science fiction and science and technology overdeveloped careful consideration, especially today worth considering, she also select a slice of the important reasons. Cameron and Arnold also recalled the year when shooting fun. Arnold broke the news that, in fact, Cameron is also a “locomotive Youth”, which is their common interests, it is because of love and understanding, in order to make such a wonderful car chases. And Cameron also “Tucao” Arnold is a shopping maniac. It is because of this project, Wu Bing with card God and Arnold are now friends. “Cooperation with the best friend to make a global audience likes best film and television work has always been my philosophy,” Wu Bing said.
Cameron admitted that this is his first time working directly with Chinese companies, and the main reason for choosing DMG print media discipline because this company understands the cinema, learn filmmaking, well versed in marketing and distribution, more importantly, “they understand my thoughts on them with my filmmaking standard quality requirements have the same point of view. Wu Bing advocated in the movie with my concept is the same. “Cameron also said” It is with Wu Bing restructuring “Terminator 2 “the idea struck me.”
Looking at 2016 Chinese film market, Wu Bing said that although the current market appetite, but she and Cameron are on the “Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D” full of confidence, hope that through this calendar time-tested, there are feelings of large IP strong story to leveraging the market, setting off a climax viewing.
James Cameron’s first time working with China? He provides the country with 3D camera technology (one of his businesses), Avatar is proof Jim Cameron has been in China for some time. He has also backtracked in interviews talking about “partners” in China… so to say this is Jim’s first time working with Chinese companies is incorrect. The same goes for Arnold, Arnold has openly had connections to China for a long time, working and starring in advertisements and all sorts of projects throughout Asia, Terminator Genisys is a fine example and his upcoming movie project with Jackie Chan, something which is obviously Asia related.
Arnold looks to be enjoying this moon cake moment a little too much but you will notice that awesome Terminator Ring he had made which we Exclusively reported back around the promotions of Terminator Genisys. Arnold also chose the original Endoskeleton design to be his ring and not the redesign of the Endoskeleton. The redesigning of machines for Terminator Genisys was a money saving tactic used by studios so as not to pay the full fees involved in using the original and best Jim Cameron Terminator designs according to information we were told not to talk about.
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China has repeatedly due to work-site filming and publicity Arnold playing big heart, tapping the table to show the card when pouring God to show ‘Guixie’ that serve tea etiquette. Cameron learn over and over again, and the ice Wu expressed his tribute with this ritual.
At the scene, Cameron Arnold introduced to the single box office results from no less than 200 million yuan legendary female executive producer. Cameron said, produced a continuous “ring messenger”, “Iron Man 3”, “Transcendence”, “very Pirates” and other superb reputation and box office blockbuster English, DMG print media Ms. Ji Wu Bing under the leadership of mainland China on behalf of filmmakers to break into Hollywood. 6 years, DMG produced a nine Hollywood blockbusters, creating 20 million box office price, with the strength leash Hollywood heart.
In recent years, DMG assembled top screenwriter in Hollywood for the worldwide development of different types of content. Just last year, the content of the company include Hollywood suspense horror theme of “spiritualism” and “Annabel” series. The “Annabel 1” is the 2014 Hollywood movie highest profits; “Evocation 1” year gains of $ 320 million at the box office; “Evocation 2” North American release in June this year, the top three at the box office during the exhibition sit tight. Other films include the Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron starred in “Baywatch” (2017), starring Tom Hardy “100 Bullets” (pre-preparation) and the like. Just two years time, DMG as Hollywood script content provided by more than one hundred six, a developer and provider of Hollywood content.
Sweat was like a gust of wind drifting athlete girl, also valiant film “hit women” across both sports and movie fans currently the most popular industry as a woman, and from the interpretation of the role of film and television actor suddenly turned into thoughtful, chairman, in the film industry blaze a new trail. Each conversion Wu Bing’s career have a goddess glory. Arnold also said that looking forward to the future with DMG in more cooperation, more personally fed Ms. Wu Bing eating a piece of moon cake. When the trio together celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival, also wished the “Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D” in China can achieve good results.
Wu Bing told reporters: “” Terminator 2: Judgment Day “was the audience’s memories of several generations, very much hope that this collection of imaginative, creative film can be more perfectly rendered in China early in the new technological blessing in front of the audience. we are currently restructuring completed, will soon meet with the audience on the big screen. “
In China Arnold and Jim are “Gods” now that is a scary concept…
As you can see there are mentions of the Chinese version of the movie being restructured, that it only took 8 months to convert to 3D and yet loads of delays in release- missing the 25th Anniversary celebrations altogether.
This all feels very anti-climatic and it feels very much like the rest of the world’s Terminator Fans are not a priority anymore and haven’t been for some time.
It is very easy to understand why fans have walked away from this franchise but if you’re still here with us, waiting like we have been doing since Terminator 2 then you won’t mind continuing to wait but whether the wait will bring anything fruitful or enjoyable remains to be seen.
We hope the domestic release and other international audiences waiting for T2 get something out of this release but as it stands we are not sure if we will be paying to see T2: 3D in theaters, we might just wait for the home release instead as we can also say you will be getting new merchandise and most likely new Endoskull Blu-Ray editions of the movie.
We hope STUDIOCANAL will offer 3D AND 2D screenings of the movie and that the domestic cut remains untouched or edited. IT would also be nice if the movie marketed as Rated R because if it marketed as PG-13 we might just skip this event all together.
Something you guys might want to know: Chinese audience actually protested over censorship of a “specific” scene in Titanic when re-released in 3D. Like: “We’ve waited to see Kate Winsley’s boob in 3D for years and…this!!??”
Also, no matter how Hollywood tries to cater Chinese market, Chinese audience would know when to give mid-finger when a movie is crap (even more so with those hideous product placement from some Chinese investors all over the scenes, always well hated in Chinese mainland).