We are getting closer to see the sixth installment in the Terminator franchise, as Dark Fate is slated to hit theaters this November. In a recent interview with Variety, Terminator: Dark Fate director Tim Miller revealed new details about the Mackenzie Davis character Grace, who will have a very special role in the story.
“Joe [Abercrombie] came out with this idea that a new protector from the future is a machine fighter,” Miller said. “It’s a painful life, and they’re scarred and take a lot of drugs to combat the pain of what’s been done to them. They don’t live a long time. It’s a very sacrificial role; they risk death to save others. And from the very first suggestion it was always a woman. We had to look for someone who has the physicality, but I’m very sensitive to actors. I didn’t just want a woman who could physically fit the role but emotionally as well. Mackenzie really wanted to do it; she came after the role. She worked harder than anybody.”
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Then the director explained his reasons for joining the upcoming Terminator movie.
“After Deadpool there were a lot of projects I could’ve chosen, but I really wanted to see Linda Hamilton come back to personally continue her story as Sarah Connor,” Miller added. “Like James Cameron, I always find stories about women are much more interesting than men picking up guns. Jim’s movies are grounded in reality and character and just happen to have time travel and robots. I’m wired the same way. I want to give the audience a story about Sarah and these new characters and make everything else as realistic as possible. I want to sit in the audience and believe that this s–t could happen to me. That’s how I’m approaching it.”
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