New TERMINATOR: GENISYS Image Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800

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Those first few images from Terminator: Genisys didn’t go over too well, but a new one just surfaced.  There isn’t much to it and it also isn’t an official Paramount Pictures release (yet), but it is far more promising than those ridiculous looking EW character shots of Emilia ClarkeJai CourtneyJason Clarke and Matt Smith.

Hit the jump to check out the latest Terminator: Genisys image featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800.  The film opens on July 1, 2015 and also stars J.K. SimmonsDayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

TERMINATOR: GENISYS Storyboards Show Film Isn’t Completely Comprised of Squinting and Shouting

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Terminator: Genisys doesn’t come out for eight months, and in all likelihood, we’ll have forgotten the movie’s atrocious first impression from the awful EW covers and photo shoot.  The film, which already has to overcome a fair amount of skepticism, has already opened itself up to ridicule with its promotional photos and vaguely defined plot (I don’t have a problem with calling an older Terminator “Pops”, but I know people who aren’t crazy about the moniker).  However, EW also has some storyboards to remind us that this is an action movie, and everyone likes action, right?  These storyboards give us a vague idea of what we can expect from the Future War scenes as the rebels fight the endoskeletons.  When the film begins its next promotional push and shows actual footage and stills, we’ll probably see a glimpse of these scenes, and hopefully they’ll get us excited about the movie.

Hit the jump to check out the Terminator: Genisys storyboards.  The film opens July 1, 2015 and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K. SimmonsDayo Okeniyi, and Byung Hun Lee.

New TERMINATOR: GENISYS Images Featuring Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger; Plus Additional Plot Details

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You thought that description of Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and the EW cover featuring Matt Smith and Jason Clarke being photo-bombed by a grinning Terminator were head-scratchers?  Just wait until you see some of the latest images from Terminator: Genisys.  EW just unveiled some new character artwork and the shots feature heavy weaponry and a whole lot of yelling.

Hit the jump to check out those new Terminator: Genisys images as well as some additional plot information.  The film opens July 1, 2015 and also stars Arnold SchwarzeneggerJai Courtney, J.K. SimmonsDayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

First Look at TERMINATOR: GENYSIS Provides Images of the Characters Plus Plot Details; Sarah Connor “Orphaned by a Terminator”

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The Terminator franchise has now been going for thirty years, and it’s going to need a reboot of sorts if it plans to stay alive.  Personally, I’d be fine letting lay fallow or never coming back to it again since every sequel diminishes the ending of T2 (“We might have saved the world!”; “Nope.  No you didn’t.  In no way what so ever.”)  But as the cover of EW proclaims, Terminator: Genisys (spelling is for nerds) is trying to “save a billion-dollar franchise.”  And how do you go about that?  With a character description that will have you scratching your head.

Hit the jump to learn more about the movie and to check out the Terminator: Genisys images from EW, which provide a first look at the characters.  The film opens July 1, 2015 and stars Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

Jai Courtney Calls TERMINATOR: GENISYS a “Reset” for the Franchise; Says You Don’t Have to Have Seen the Previous Films to Understand It

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Much has already been said about the nature of the upcoming Terminator film, Terminator: Genisys as it relates to the franchise as a whole.  It features new actors playing the already existing roles of Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), John Connor (Jason Clarke), and Danny Dyson (Dayo Okeniyi), but it also features the return of Arnold Schwarzengger as the titular machine.  It has previously been described as not exactly a reboot but not necessarily a sequel either, and one imagines it involves a heavy amount of time travel given the age of John Connor.

Steve recently spoke with actor Jai Courtney in anticipation of his upcoming film Felony, and the discussion turned to Terminator.  Courtney said he’d actually describe the film as a “reset”, adding that if someone hasn’t seen the first two Terminator films they wouldn’t be completely lost when watching Genisys.  Additionally, the actor discussed the prospect of reprising his role in future sequels.  See what he had to say after the jump.

TERMINATOR: GENISYS Will Probably Be Rated PG-13; Not a Sequel or a Reboot

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Paramount Pictures is already feeling pretty bullish on its new Terminator film, Terminator: Genisys (that subtitle is still idiotic), as they recently staked out release dates for two sequels to drop in 2017 and 2018, with the plan to shoot them back-to-back.  We still know very little about the nature of Genisys (*shudder*), but we do know that the lead actors are playing Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), John Connor (Jason Clarke), and Danny Dyson (Dayo Okeniyi) under the direction of Thor: The Dark World helmer Alan Taylor.  Oh yeah, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is back.

Courtney recently spoke a bit about the film, revealing that the Terminator: Genisys rating will most likely be PG-13 and describing it as not exactly a reboot but not exactly a sequel either.  Read on after the jump.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals that TERMINATOR 5 is Now Called TERMINATOR GENISYS

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Spell check wasn’t happy about it, but you read that title right.  Terminator 5 is actually called Terminator Genisys.  Not Genesis anymore, but Genisys.  Why?  Hopefully there will be a logical answer to that question when we finally get some plot information, but for now, it just is what it is, so you can laugh at it right along with titles like Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Trans4formers and ID Forever, just to name a few.

Hit the jump to check out the wrap photo from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Instagram account that reveals the title printed on the back of his chair on set.  Terminator Genisys (sigh) is due to arrive in theaters on July 1, 2015 and also stars Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

James Cameron Talks TERMINATOR, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, Casting Schwarzenegger, SPIDER-MAN, TERMINATOR: GENESIS, and More

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The brash excessiveness of Terminator 2: Judgment Day coupled with the low-budget moxie of it’s predecessor The Terminator make the series one of the great one-two punches in action/horror hybrid cinema.  This in addition to the various underlying thematics of both pictures – the malleability of identity, fatalism versus free will, man versus machine – has helped the series endure over time, growing in acclaim with each passing year.  We’re in the thick of the summer movie season now – and Terminator 2: Judgment Day is still the blueprint for what-to-do when making a big budget tent-pole film; whereas The Terminator remains a hallmark of independent filmmaking, proof of just how much is possible on a relatively shoe-string budget with a little nerve and creativity.

The Hero Complex Film Festival celebrated these two movies with a double feature last night, followed by an interview with the man behind them: filmmaker James Cameron. During the post-screening Q&A, Cameron reminisced on coming up with the Terminator concept, casting Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role and the iconography of the Sarah Connor character. In addition, Cameron gave his thoughts on the upcoming Terminator sequel/reboot (Terminator: Genesis) and how he wanted to do a Spider-Man movie.  For all these highlights and more, hit the jump. For Cameron’s revealing thoughts on the writing process behind his soon-to-be-in-production Avatar trilogy, click here.

Rumored Connection between TERMINATOR: GENESIS and THE TERMINATOR Revealed; DOCTOR WHO Star Matt Smith Joins Cast

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Terminator: Genesis (tentative title) looks like it will have a bit of a funky timeline.  Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) is young again, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is still young, and John Connor (Jason Clarke) is older than the both of them.  There’s also an old T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in the mix.  With four movies already laid out (I’m assuming the new film will ignore the TV series entirely), and Genesis functioning as a spinoff/sequel/prequel/reboot-thing instead of a straight-up remake, how will the upcoming picture tie into the overall story?

Hit the jump to learn about the possible Terminator: Genesis connection to The Terminator.  Keep in mind that this might be considered a spoiler, so read on with caution.  But before hitting the jump, Paramount has released some exciting news for Doctor Who fans with the announcement that Matt Smith has joined the cast.  Per the press release, “Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor.”  The cast also includes J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Byung Hun LeeTerminator: Genesis opens July 1, 2015.

TERMINATOR: GENESIS Officially Begins Production

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Production on Alan Taylor’s Terminator: Genesis has officially kicked off!  We got word of the start of the Skydance Productions reboot via the production company itself, which has posted an early slate that features both Taylor’s name alongside a sticker that reads “R.I.P. Sarah” as part of the Slates for Sarah movement.  Although it’s not much to go on as far as the movie is concerned, it’s good to hear that the picture is underway, especially with a theatrical release date coming in a little over a year.

Terminator: Genesis stars Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Dayo Okeniyi as Danny Dyson, and, of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role that made him a household name.  Hit the jump to see Skydance’s start-of-production announcement for Terminator: Genesis.

James Cameron Talks AVATAR Sequels, His Plan for ALIEN 5, PROMETHEUS, the TERMINATOR Reboot, BATTLE ANGEL, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2, and More

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Though filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are widely considered some of the most popular directors of all time, James Cameron has the distinct honor of directing the two highest grossing films ever made in addition to helming films in two other incredibly successful (and ongoing) franchises.  Fans had to wait over a decade for the follow-up to Cameron’s mega-hit Titanic, the performance-capture-heavy Avatar, and we’re currently in another waiting stage as we prepare for the long-promised Avatar sequels.

Cameron is deep in pre-production on Avatar 2, 3, and 4 right now with production set to get underway on all three films simultaneously later this year, but he recently took some time out of his schedule to participate in a fascinating and characteristically candid Reddit AMA in support of his upcoming Showtime docu-series Years of Living Dangerously.  In the lengthy AMA, the director discussed the status of the Avatar sequels, his initial plan for Alien 5, his thoughts on Prometheus and the Terminator reboot, the status of Battle Angel, what he thought about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and even his South Park “appearance”.  We’ve compiled some of the more interesting highlights after the jump.

Norman Reedus Joins TRIPLE NINE; Byung-hun Lee Boards TERMINATOR: GENESIS; Jonny Weston Gets TAKEN 3; TUMBLEDOWN Fills out Its Cast

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Here’s the latest casting news of the day:

  • Norman Reedus will join John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine, starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot.
  • Byung-hun Lee is the latest to join Alan Taylor’s Terminator: Genesis, along with Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt.
  • Jonny Weston takes on Olivier Megaton’s Taken 3, starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, and Forest Whitaker.
  • Sean Mewshaw’s Tumbledown, a comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, adds Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne, Richard Masur, and Blythe Danner.

Hit the jump for more on each film.

Peter Dinklage Joins PIXELS; Dayo Okeniyi Stars in TERMINATOR: GENESIS; Tom Wilkinson Eyed to Play President Lyndon B. Johnson in SELMA

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Here’s the day’s latest casting news:

  • Peter Dinklage is in final negotiations to join Chris Columbus’ Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad.
  • The Hunger Games’ Dayo Okeniyi has landed the role of Miles Dyson’s son in Alan Taylor’s Terminator: Genesis starring Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke.
  • Tom Wilkinson is being eyed to play President Lyndon B. Johnson in Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King Jr. movie, Selma.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks SABOTAGE, David Ayer’s Approach to the Story, Working as a Team with His Co-Stars, TERMINATOR: GENESIS, TRIPLETS, and More

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In filmmaker David Ayer’s Sabotage, elite DEA task force agent John “Breacher” Wharton (Arnold Schwarzenegger) heads a team that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels.  But after the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they mysteriously start to be murdered, one by one, making everyone a suspect, including the team members themselves.  The film also stars Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Mireille Enos, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Max Martini, Olivia Williams, Harold Perrineau and Martin Donovan.

At the film’s press day, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about always looking for projects that are unique and different, why he wanted to work with director David Ayer and follow his lead, how impressed he was with his fellow actors, and what he does to make sure that he’s not singled out with any special star treatment.  He also talked about returning to the Terminator franchise and how the script for Terminator: Genesis has the feel of Terminator 2, reprising the role of Conan for The Legend of Conan, and the Twins sequel, Triplets.  Check out our Arnold Schwarzenegger after the jump.

ATTACK THE BLOCK Star John Boyega Wanted for TERMINATOR: GENESIS

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The Star Wars casting game has been going on for a long, long time now, but the latest bit of casting rumors offered up an exciting possibility for one of the leads: John Boyega.  The young British actor had his breakthrough role in the excellent 2011 sci-fi film Attack the Block, and he seems like an inspired choice to lead this new Star Wars universe.

However, director J.J. Abrams remains undecided on the young leads in Episode VII, and now it appears that another major franchise property has Boyega in mind as well: the reboot Terminator: Genesis.  Moreover, the role that Boyega is being eyed for in Genesis is Terminator canon, as he would be playing the son of Skynet creator Miles Dyson.  Hit the jump for more.

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