This year marks the 25th Anniversary of James Cameron's iconic classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day starring Arnold Schwarzengger, which is still widely beloved. Earlier this week, filmmaker Ben Hess released a new video where he remade the iconic bar scene, with none other than Arnold Schwarzengger's own son, 18-year-old Joseph Baena. The video has already gone viral, with over 268,000 views since the video was launched on Wednesday.
As far as we know, this YouTube video could feature Joseph Baena's first ever acting performance. The 18-year-old is majoring in business at Pepperdine University, but perhaps he has caught the acting bug. As you can see in this video, he does bear a striking resemblance to Arnold Schwarzenegger. This scene features Baena as the T-800, as he's about to ride off on someone's motorcycle, when someone tries to stop him with a shotgun.
There were initially plans to release a new 3D version of this 1991 blockbuster in theaters this year, but we reported last week that the re-release has been pushed to 2017. The news broke on August 29, the same date that Skynet became self-aware in this franchise. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly when this 3D conversion will hit theaters, but at least we know it's still in the works. It's certainly possible that they could use this very same date, August 29, 2017, to roll out this 3D conversion.
The entire Terminator franchise has certainly seen better days, following the box office and critical flop Terminator Genisys. Paramount had set up two more sequels for release in 2017 and 2019, but we haven't heard any updates on those projects for quite some time. Arnold Schwarzenegger did insist in March that Terminator 6, despite the lackluster returns of Terminator Genisys. We haven't had any official updates on the project since then, though so it's possible that it may finally be dead.
Arnold Schwarzengger fathered Joseph Baena through a controversial affair with his housekeeper Mildred Baena, which was revealed in 2011. We don't know for sure if Arnold Schwarzenegger has seen this video or not, but we'll keep you posted. We also have the original scene from the 1991 movie below so you can compare the two videos.