Arnold Schwarzenegger (right, sort-of) is back!… in his original role, which was a T-800 Terminator. IMDB just lists him as “The Terminator”, while fitness-trainer-to-the-stars Aaron V. Williamson is listed as “T-800”. The reason for that, in a hastily-deleted tweet from the latter, is that Williamson is playing a younger T-800.
Other cast members cast include Jai Courtney (best known for the god-awful
A Good Day To Die Hard) as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke (Malcolm in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as John Connor, British actress Emilia Clarke (no relation) playing Sarah Connor, John’s mother – but Ms Clarke is almost 20 years younger, Byung-hun Lee (Storm Shadow in the terrible G.I. Joe: Retalliation), Courtney B. Vance (ER, FlashForward, Revenge) as Miles Dyson, an as-yet-unnamed character for Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and it’s directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World and Game of Thrones).
After finding himself in a new time-line, Kyle Reese teams up with John Connor’s mother Sarah and an aging terminator to try and stop the one thing that the future fears, “Judgement Day”. In addition, Sandrine Holt (House of Cards), turns up as Detective Cheung to “arrest Kyle and Sarah when they arrive in 2017.”
The film was originally going to be called “Terminator Genesys”. Genesis? Genisys? # Let’s call the whole thing off… #
Terminator Genisys has been put back for cinema release from June 26th to July 3rd 2015, and in this trailer I like the bit with the bus, but overall it seems to rehash too much of the first two films before it attempts to get going, so it seems to just be rewriting the history of the earlier films. If they’re going to make what looks like 1 & 2 combined with a paradox, then it needs the same actors and to be made 20 years ago, like Back to the Future 2. Still, it can’t be worse than Terminator Salvation, can it?
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