Stan Winston Talks T3 SFX

Stan Winston spoke with Sci-Fi Wire about his work on the robots and special effects on the upcoming "Terminiator 3: Rise of the Machines".

"We have twice as much to do in half the time. We have a lot of stuff to do in a compressed period of time, and we're doing it."

"We go into every movie with the idea of what are we going to do differently and beyond anything you've seen with the Terminator, with Arnold?"

"You've got to end up knowing that you're going to see Arnold at the end of this movie in a way you've never seen him. You've got to know that there's a new Terminator, everybody knows it. We have the TX, ... the female [Terminator]. What does she look like? She's got to be beyond what you've seen before. ... It can't be a replication of what we did with Robert Patrick and the T-1000 [in T2]. We have to create a new Terminator. Someone that you believe could in fact kick Arnold's ass and in the shell of a very beautiful woman. So that's what we're doing, and that's what we've done."

Winston wouldn't go in to details on the effects, but he did promise that we would see actual operating robots. "In Terminator 3, ultimately, [we will have] the most advanced robotic effects and the most advanced digital effects and an advanced blending, and above it all, artistically and creatively, the new Terminators will be beyond what you've seen in the previous movies. That's what we have to do."

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