'Terminator: Dark Fate forged in fire'
Los Angeles: James Cameron has opened up about "creative battles" with Terminator: Dark Force director Tim Miller, saying he was closely involved in the editing of the film though he never visited the set.
Miller is credited as the director on the film, which serves as the direct sequel to Cameron's The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day but Cameron, in an interview with Cinema Blend, said Miller's rough cut was "pretty rough" and "pretty long".
The Titanic director said the movie transformed in the editing room as he worked with Miller and producer David Ellison "to find the best film that could emerge from the rough cut.
"I felt there were a lot of pathways that were taken that were unnecessary. I'm an editor myself, so I gave notes that were both broad, and very specific. I continued in that process up to about two and a half months ago when we locked picture...," he said.
"I never went to the set. I've yet to physically meet the new cast because I never went to the set. But I was very involved in the writing and I was very involved in the cutting of the film. And to me, the cutting is really an extension of the writing," Cameron said.
While Cameron said Miller was always involved in the editing process, there were many disagreements during process of editing the film.