Tim Miller who took James Cameron’s director seat with Terminator Dark Fate has no intentions of working with the Terminator director in the future. Opening at a rough $29 million during its opening weekend, the film despite bringing back Linda Hamilton and Arnold is reported to have lose as much as $100 million for the studio. And now weeks after the box office dank, Miller has opened up to about his experience with Cameron who was also one of the producers of the movie.
Sitting down with KCRW’s Kim Masters, when asked if Miller would work with Cameron again in the future, he responded “No, but it has nothing to do with whatever trauma I have from the experience, it’s more that I just don’t want to be in a situation again where I don’t have the control to do what I think is right.”
Further opening up to gossips about creative differences between the two Terminator movie directors, Miller, talking about the struggles added,
"Even though Jim is a producer and David Ellison is a producer and they technically have final cut and ultimate power, my name is still on it as director," said Miller.
"Even if I'm going to lose the fight … I still feel this obligation to fight because that is what the director is supposed to do. Fight for the movie."
Early in its development, Miller and Cameron are reported to have lock horns regarding the characters in the movie. While Cameron wanted the humans to be winning Miller reportedly wanted the humans to be losing to Legion, the new version of Skynet.
"[I suggested] Legion is so powerful, the only way to beat it is going back in time and strangle it in the crib," recalls Miller. "Jim says, 'What's dramatic about the humans losing?' And I say, 'Well, What's dramatic about the humans winning and they just need to keep on winning?' I like a last stand. It's not his thing."