Ducati Hypermotard Turns Moto-Terminator In Much-Anticipated Film "Terminator Salvation" Ducati Terminates the Competition in Theaters May 21
Cupertino, Calif (May 7, 2009) - Ducati North America announced today that moviegoers and fans of the highly anticipated actioner "Terminator Salvation" will see Ducati's popular Hypermotard 1100 take new form as Moto-Terminators when the movie hits theaters May 21.
"This movie is all about technology taken to such a high level that it becomes an art form," said "Terminator Salvation" director McG. "To me that fits as a description of Ducati. The bikes came through like champions." McG was so fond of the Hypermotard he actually purchased one of the four bikes used on the New Mexico set.
Computer graphics were used to create the Moto-Terminators based on the design and performance of the Hypermotard, however the actual bikes were used for all the stunt riding in the film. Ducati also collaborated with Warner Bros. to develop a custom trailer for "Terminator Salvation," which shows exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the Hypermotard scenes.
"The Hypermotard is becoming a real celebrity in its own right. This is its second appearance in a major motion picture this year," said Ducati North America CEO Michael Lock. The Hypermotard was also featured in Warner Bros. Pictures hit comedy "Yes Man," with Jim Carrey.
The fourth installment in the blockbuster "Terminator" film franchise, "Terminator Salvation" is a presentation of The Halcyon Company. McG directed the film from a screenplay by John Brancato & Michael Ferris. "Terminator Salvation" was produced by Moritz Borman, Jeffrey Silver, Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson. Peter D. Graves, Dan Lin, Jeanne Allgood, Joel B. Michaels, Mario F. Kassar and Andrew G. Vajna served as executive producers. The film stars Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common, Jane Alexander and Helena Bonham Carter. "Terminator Salvation" is being distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures. Columbia Pictures is distributing the film in most international territories (excluding South Korea and select Middle East territories).
Founded in 1926, Ducati builds racing-inspired motorcycles characterized by unique engine features, innovative design, advanced engineering and overall technical excellence. The company produces motorcycles in six market segments which vary in their technical and design features and intended customers: Superbike, Streetfighter, Monster, Multistrada, SportClassic and Hypermotard. The company's motorcycles are sold in more than 60 countries worldwide, with a primary focus in the Western European, North American and Japan markets. Ducati competes in the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In World Superbike, Ducati won both the 2008 Manufacturers' and Riders' titles, bringing the total to 15 of the last 18 Manufacturers' titles and 13 Riders' titles. Competing in MotoGP since 2003, Ducati won both the Constructors' and Riders' world titles in 2007. For more information, please visit our web site at www.ducati.com
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