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‘Terminator Genisys’ Reimagines James Cameron’s ‘Terminator’ Films

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Since its inception, we’ve all been trying to understand what Terminator Genisys is, exactly. Is it a remake, a reboot, a retread, a prequel or a sequel?

According to the film’s producers, who spoke with /Film on set in New Orleans during filming, it’s none of the above.

Terminator: Genisys was described as not a traditional remake or a continuation or a sequel, but more of a reimagining — kind of like JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. The film will allow moviegoers to experience the story we have already seen, but in a different way. The story features a divergent timeline that goes off an entirely different direction, and taking is down a road we’ve never been on before. This is not a direct sequel, there is no straight line from A to B.”

Typically, I scoff at such a notion, but with time travel and the way the Terminator films are presented, this makes a lot of sense to me. Had Arnold Schwarzenegger not reprised his role I would have found myself being way more skeptical.

In other news, here’s a brand new TV Spot that shows a ton of Arnie, in various incarnations.

In theaters July 1, 2015, “When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…

Terminator Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: Dark World) and is produced by David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions. The screenplay is by Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar) & Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). The film also stars J. K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance and Byung-Hun Lee.


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