Talk of the next Terminator movie installment dates back to 2011, but will finally get underway in the coming months.
Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed rumors in a recent interview with TheArnoldFans.com, revealing that production for Terminator: Genesis will begin in New Orleans this April.
“We start filming in the middle or in the end of April and it will be a four or four-and-a-half month long shoot,” he said. “We will be filming it in New Orleans with some of it in San Francisco and maybe a little of it in LA but most of it will be done in New Orleans. I’m really looking forward to that because as you know, the last time when they did the Terminator, it was when I was Governor and so I couldn’t be in that movie, but now I’m back again and they are very excited about having me in the film.”
Further details about the film’s plot as also surfaced. According to MovieHole, the upcoming Terminator will not be a complete reboot as previously thought. Instead, it will revisit the timeline from previous films in the franchise. An inside source says the film’s new characters will time-travel and find themselves moving through the events of the first two films, similar to the 1980’s classic, Back to the Future Part II.
While Arnold returns, the actors that originally played John and Sarah Connor will be played by a new cast. Schwarzenegger’s role is unknown. The film will star Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke, and is slated to hit theaters July 1, 2015.