Turns out James Cameron is just like us!
James Cameron is a director who only releases hits. The guy has visions and implements them on every level. But it turns out that some of these visions are chemical in nature.
The wrestler published an amazing 30th anniversary article on the oral history of Terminator 2: Judgment Daywhere Cameron talks about his creative process and how he came up with the idea for the Terminator Episode.
It turned out he was high on ecstasy.
“I remember sitting there once, high on E, writing notes for Terminator, and I was impressed with Sting’s song, “I hope Russians love their kids too,” “Cameron said. “And I thought, ‘You know what? The idea of nuclear war is so opposed to life itself. ‘ The child came from there. ”
It turned out that John Connor was the son of Kyle Reese and Drugs.
Regarding the melting T-1000, Cameron said, “I spoke to Dennis Muren at the ILM … I said, ‘I have an idea. If we take the water character off The abyssbut it was metallic so you didn’t have any clarity issues, but you all had surface reflection issues and you made it a full human figure that could run and do things and turn into human again and then transform into the liquid metal version of yourself, and we’ve sprinkled it through the film, can we do that? ‘ He said, ‘I’ll call you back tomorrow.’ ”
Cameron continued, “Tom Sherak ran all sales for Fox for years and said, ‘Who would have thought we made a $ 60 million movie that was just a test run Terminator 2? ‘ They still hurt a little from that The abyss balanced, just barely. ”
When Cameron came up with a new thought on making this movie special, he had to make sure that the star of his first film, Linda Hamilton, did her role again.
“I called her and said, ‘Look, they’re going to pay us a lot of money to do a sequel. Are you in or are you out? But just between you and me, I don’t really want to do it if Sarah doesn’t come back and I don’t want to re-cast Sarah, so you have to say you’re in. ‘”
Wow what a sweet speaker. But it has to feel good that the entire sequel to a movie rests on your shoulders.
Cameron continued, “And so she said, ‘Yes, basically I’m in, but I want to be crazy.’ I said, ‘Well what do you mean crazy? How crazy?’ She said, ‘Crazy, like I’ve gone crazy.’ I said, ‘Like you’re in an asylum, like you’re institutionalized?’ She said, ‘Yeah, sure. Make me go crazy Make me go nuts. ‘ I said, ‘All right. Well, you’ll get my version of nuts, “and she said,” All right. I’m down. ‘”
And there you have the most important pieces of what would eventually become the greatest sequel of all time. Those little plot points allowed Cameron to take the time and build the story into something so much more.
The wrestler’s website has the rest of the story. Listen!