Similar to our stance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Vulture is steadfast in its commitment not to slag Joseph “McG” McGinty’s upcoming foray into the high-stakes world of fanboy spankbait, Terminator: Salvation, until we see the film for ourselves. In fact, we found the fifteen or so minutes of unfinished footage we saw last month entertaining enough to make us forget Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ever happened.* However, while we don’t have the same sort of zealous interest in the film that the disciples of Harry Knowles do, McG has been bending over backwards to make sure that the “Terminator faithful” (whatever that means) get their money’s worth. So much so that MTV News is reporting that negotiations are currently underway with Linda Hamilton for her to play an important part in the film.
Hold on, before you get your panties all in a bunch, Hamilton’s contribution wouldn’t actually involve her either starring or making a cameo in the film. Rather, if all the t’s get crossed and i’s get dotted, she’ll be contributing some sort of voice-over to the film:
“We are talking,” [Linda] Hamilton told us during a wide-ranging conversation for her Movie Badass selection. “I haven’t read it yet. I don’t know what direction they will go in.”
While she awaits the specifics in a script, Hamilton already knows what her role generally would be. “My contribution would be voice-over,” she said. “I would probably be very happy to loan my voice depending on what the material is. Wait and see. They’re already writing it. We’ve been negotiating it.”
If this plays out, everyone’s a winner. Fanboys will get their Sarah Connor, McG will earn himself some goodwill, and Linda Hamilton will get to be in one of this summer’s biggest blockbusters without ever having to endure the wrath of Christian Bale.
*In all honesty, though, we had already forgotten about T3 long before seeing this footage. We remember Claire Danes, the BabeBot and that’s about it.
EXCLUSIVE: Linda Hamilton In Negotiations For ‘Terminator Salvation’ [Movies Blog/MTV ]