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The Scoop on the upcoming Terminator movie

July 28th, 2008 | Category: News

The new Terminator movie coming out is called Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. It is slated for release in North America on May 22, 2009 and may be rated PG-13, unlike the previous rated-R movies. The film is set in 2018, focusing on the original war between humanity and the Terminator computer network Skynet. It abandons the formula of the series (Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Model 101 Terminator time traveling to the present to protect or kill someone of future importance). Filming began on May 5, 2008.

The film stars Christian Bale, star of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, as John Conner, Anton Yelchin as Kyle Reese, a teenaged soldier who was sent back in time to father John Conner, Sam Worthington as Marcus Wright, a decommissioned Terminator who befriends Conner and Reese, Bryce Dallas Howard as Sarah Conner, Moon Bloodgood as Blair Williams, a pilot in the resistance who is suffering from survivors guilt, Common, a rapper, as Barnes, John’s right-hand man, and Roland Kickinger as the prototype T-800. This will be the first Terminator film in which Arnold Schwarzenegger does not play the Series 800 Model 101 model, because he is serving his second term as the Governor of California. Additional cast members include Jadagrace as Star, Chris Ashworth as Richter, Chris Browning as Morrison, and Jane Alexander. Helena Bonham Carter has been confirmed to star in a small but pivotal role as a character named Serena, who may be the lead villain.

On May 9, 2007, it was announced that rights to the Terminator series had passed hands from producers Andrew G. Vajna and Mario Kassar to The Halcyon Company and Derek Anderson. The producers hoped to start a new trilogy based on the franchise. John Brancato, Michael Ferris and David Campbell Wilson wrote the script, which Paul Haggis polished, and Shawn Ryan rewrote six weeks before filming. Jonathan Nolan also contributed.

In addition to a novel, there will be a prequel novel and two spin-offs, the first spin-off will be published in September 2008. Due in January 2009, it follows Connor rallying together the resistance in 2017, as well as examining normal people overcoming their intolerances to defeat Skynet.

This plot synopsis was released on May 23, 2008 by Warner Brothers.:

”Set in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor (Christian Bale), the man fated to be the leader of the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators, and the future he was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a Terminator whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they find out a terrible secret that may lead to the possible annihilation of mankind.”

There it is. I hope everybody who reads this enjoys it. Every bit of information came from Wikipedia and nowhere else.
Until next time everybody. Goodbye.

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