As originally I was supposed to look like the Terminator
• As originally was supposed to look like Terminator
It is said that many of the great inventions were made in a dream - from the periodic table, and the theory of relativity to the needle of the sewing machine and a ballpoint pen. So the appearance of the Terminator, we are also obliged to dreams. According to James Cameron in 1981 "Piranha 2" in Rome, ending with the shooting, he was ill with fever and spent much time in his delirium. In this state, it was the first time an eerie image of a robot with red eyes coming out of the fire.
On the basis of this vision, which eventually became the ending of the first film, and had the idea of making a film. In fact, the whole story was carried Cameron to bring to the iron figure on fire.
Cameron originally wanted to make the role of the Terminator Lance Henriksen, which has previously worked on the film "Piranha 2: The Spawning". The director was firm in his choice, and even drew a few sketches, which looked like a Terminator Lance.
The Terminator director seemed not a huge bodybuilder scare bikers and punks, and invisible killer scout, able to mingle with the crowd, long wait for their prey, and then apply it one accurate and crushing blow.
And that Lance helped knock the money for the project. He is the image of the Terminator (in full makeup and costume) came into the office, which was to be held a meeting with the investor and unemotional asking the astonished secretary: "James Cameron in his" sat down in the chair. Employees do not know Lance in the guise of a monstrous and quite frightened, had already decided to call the police. However, at this point Cameron himself appeared and explained what was going on. After this impressive lottery on the "Terminator" has finally paid attention and highlighted however modest, but still a budget of $ 4, $ 5 million, as a result grew almost 6, 5 million.
But studio bosses want another artist - more known, untwisted. Most considered option on the role of the robot was a black actor and football player OJ Simpson.
Cameron gave up his candidacy, arguing that Simpson would not be able to transform into a cold-blooded killer. Some sources also speak of such candidates for the role of the Terminator, like Sylvester Stallone or even Mel Gibson.
But someone got in the end, this role you all know very well. Although here it was not so obvious. After Arnold Schwarzenegger's producers initially seen as Kyle Reese.
And Cameron has generally been against his participation. But after a personal meeting at the Iron Arnie has not only agreed to his participation in the project, but also gave him the lead role. Here's how Cameron saw the Terminator after the meeting.
But what happened next, you all know very well ...