McG - the man behind the camera for Charlie's Angels and The OC - was recently hired to helm the fourth installment in the Terminator franchise. He recently discussed what fans can expect to see from Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.
"[The filmmakers are prepping the picture right now," McG said to The213.net. "The script is largely done, whether or not we're able to prep off of it, obviously we want to continue to work on it, punch it up and we're hoping for an expedient finish to the writer's strike. But I've got my fingers crossed that in a week or two it will be over."
The director confirmed that Christian Bale will portray the heroic John Connor, while also hinting that No Country for Old Men's Josh Brolin might be in the running to play the film's terminator.
McG revealed that Terminator 4 will take place in 2019, post-Judgment Day, but added that "there are indeed some timeline issues" with respect to the continuity established not only by the first three Terminator films, but also now by the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
"We're going to do what we can to respect them all," he said.