James Cameron has taken time out from crafting the upcoming four Avatar sequels to return to one of his old films, one he says is as up-to-the-minute as ever — Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Cameron converted the 26-year-old film — in which one robot with artificial intelligence battles another to stop nuclear annihilation — into a 3D format that hits movie theatres on August 25. It arrives just as escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are in the headlines.
Says Cameron: “I think the film is as timely as it ever was.”
The 1991 release — a sequel to the 1984 original — starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton and Robert Patrick. The film featured a scene in which the heroine imagines a nuclear blast consuming Los Angeles.