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James Cameron says ‘Terminator 2’ as ‘timely as it ever was’

  • FILE - In this Sept 15, 2015 file photo, Oscar-winning director James Cameron attends the U.S. China Climate Leaders Summit in Los Angeles. 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 into a 3D format that hits movie theaters Aug. 25, 2017. It arrives just as escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions are in the headlines.(AP Photo/Nick Ut) Nick Ut



Associated Press
Saturday, August 12, 2017

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 theaters Aug. 25. It arrives just as escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are in the headlines.

“I think the film is as timely as it ever was, probably more so less on the nuclear side and more on the AI side and dealing with our relationship with our own technology,” Cameron said Thursday. “And how we do really stand the possibility of making ourselves obsolete?”

The 1991 release – a sequel to the 1984 original – starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton and Robert Patrick.