First, Helena Bonham Carter is on track to be the bad-guy “in the next Terminator movie”:http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=3&id=58332. Which is frigging bizarre and inexplicable. I mean, Christian Bale has been in enough stuff like that ([_Reign of Fire_] anyone?) that I didn’t bat an eye–but other than _Planet of the Apes_ (which I’ve always assumed was the casting equivelent of a mercy-fuck for Tim Burton), HBC has generally steered clear of quite such popcorn-y movies.
But if that weren’t enough, she’s replacing Tilda Swinton. Weirder and weirder.
This must be one frigging magical script, especially given that the director, “McG” has done nothing to suggest that he’s not a hack.