UKFilmNerd’s Shorts | Extermination

UKFilmNerd’s Shorts | Extermination

Skynet is destroyed but the remaining machines fight on! What will finally stop the Terminators?

The Terminator franchise has been running on and off since the original film was first released in 1984. Whilst the first two, directed by James Cameron, are considered classics, the following three have been mediocre at best.

Maybe the main problem is the constant use of time travel and different ways of retelling the same plot point, Skynet wants John Conner dead.

German animator, Bruce Stirling John Knox, has made an animated trailer for a new direction for the films to follow. This isn’t just another fake trailer for a film that doesn’t exist but rather a pitch for a potential new direction the series could take.

Entitled Extermination, the plot sees Skynet destroyed but yet pockets of Terminators still fight on independently, striving to complete their objective, destroy all human life.

The human resistance form a dangerous plan, destroy the human race (with a select few kept safe) so the machines will hopefully shut down believing their objective has been completed.

The silhouette style of animation is striking in places with plenty of brilliant shots in the trailer. The story itself is an interesting new twist on the franchise but will anyone in Hollywood take notice?

The Terminator film rights revert back to James Cameron in 2019 but he’s staying in Avatar land for several years now. And after he released that video stating that Terminator: Genisys was the true follow up sequel, can we trust him?


John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves film, and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990s. Whilst that website became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. He's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.