James Cameron Reveals Advice He Gave Terminator Genisys Producer

This past week, James Cameron was present for a 30th Anniversary screening of sci-fi thriller The Terminator, which will be getting another reboot/sequel next summer in the form of Terminator Genisys. Though Cameron isn’t directly involved with the film, he did reveal to Deadline that he gave the film’s producer, David Ellison, an idea on how to utilize the now 67-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“I pointed out that the outer covering (of the Terminator) was actually not synthetic, that it was organic and therefore could age,” Cameron revealed, echoing a statement Schwarzenegger said back in March. “You could theoretically have a Terminator that was sent back in time, missed his target, and ended up just kind of living on in society. Because he is a learning computer and has a brain as a central processor, he could actually become more human as he went along without getting discovered.”

The first in a new trilogy of films, Terminator Genisys, also stars Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Byung Hun Lee and Matt Smith.

Terminator Genisys is directed by Thor: The Dark World‘s Alan Taylor from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. It’s set to hit theaters on July 1, 2015.