Today it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger’s birthday, and actually, two of his co-stars in the first 2 Terminator movies Michael Biehn from The Terminator (1984) and Edward Furlong from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) also have birthdays this week. The perfect day to talk about the Terminator reboot that is currently in the filming process.
As soon as the creator of the saga James Cameron got back the exploitation rights for the Terminator franchise in 2017, the filmmaker started to work on a new entry for the saga. With Cameron as a producer, the group of writers consisting of Josh Friedman, creator of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009), David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray started to work on an idea conceived by Tim Miller, director of Deadpool (2016), and David Ellison. According to an article taken from Wikipedia, the creative team has stated that the new film will feature a young 18 to 21-year-old, who could potentially lead the franchise should the first film be successful. Cameron declined to reveal the nature of the new Terminator villain at the event, stating it would “ruin the surprise”, but was referred to by Cameron as “he” and “really cool“. He also confirmed that because the series deals with time-travel, the film ignores the premise of other movies and TV show in the series and will not be titled Terminator 6, but will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
Besides the return of James Cameron to a Terminator film, it is also very remarkable the fact that actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton will reprise their roles of The Terminator and Sarah Connor respectively. The actors started intensive training sessions later last year in order to be fit enough for the extreme physical demands such roles imply. And ladies and gentleman, those are the best news a fan of the early Terminator films can have! Because if Arnold Schwarzenegger has been involved in saga sequels Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and Terminator Genisys (2015), Linda Hamilton has been absent of her most notorious role for almost 30 years since Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) (not taking in consideration the related featurettes T2 3-D Pre-Show (1996) and T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996) or an uncredited voice cameo in Terminator Salvation (2009)).
The rest of the confirmed main cast of this new Terminator movie is formed by uprising young actors Mackenzie Davis, Diego Boneta, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes and Enrique Arce. Filming locations include several cities in Spain, UK and Hungary. Tim Miller, who has been in the creative process since its earlier steps and received the approval of James Cameron is directing the movie. James Cameron is producing via his company Lightstorm Entertainment, together with Skydance Media, Twentieth Century Fox and Chinese entertainment and technology multinational Tencent. The movie is expected to finally see the light worldwide in November 2019.
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