With Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, James Cameron hands off his Terminator franchise to director Jonathan Mostow who previously scored with Breakdown and U-571. Cameron takes no credit here. Not even as a producer (and they could've hidden a water buffalo in the production credits, with no less than 10 people serving as producers and executive producers). Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd is the strongest tie here to Cameron's past successes. She co-wrote The Terminator and served as producer on The Abyss, Aliens, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. But other than Hurd and Stan Winston (who provided special effects in both The Terminator and T2), this is a largely new group of talent behind the cameras.
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