(Image Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon)
Following yesterday’s cover reveals, Entertainment Weekly has released new promo shots and stills for ‘Terminator: Genisys.’ We get our first look at Arnold Schwarzenegger as an old T-800 and more.
Producer David Ellison talks about Skynet saying, “Skynet no longer has to break down our front door because we line up in front of Apple stores to invite it in. We’re constantly giving away our privacy.”
EW adds that the filmmakers have re-created “the memorable scene from the original Terminator when the T-800 lands at L.A.’s Griffith Observatory, complete with Schwarzenegger’s 36-year-old face and ripped, naked body.” They were able to achieve it by creating a “synthespian,” or synthetic thespian, by using digital scans of the Arnold’s face from the first film and using a body double. Ellison says, “It’s the holy grail of visual effects. You create a walking, breathing human that doesn’t exist.”
The villain in the movie is described as a ‘man/machine hybrid’ and as a visual game changer. “Part of the challenge is to dazzle people with something they haven’t seen before. There are elements in our main villain that are straining the capacities of our brilliant visual-effects people. So that’s a good sign,” director Alan Taylor told EW.
Emilia Clarke about Sarah Conner being raised by an older T-800 she calls “Pops,” “Oh, she’s just a normal girl growing up in a world with a Terminator for a dad (laughs). What was her first date like? Did he kill many of the dates she brought home?”
I’m going to give the movie the benefit of the doubt.
There you have it. Are you looking forward to seeing ‘Terminator: Genisys?’
The Terminator: Arnold Schwarzenegger – (Image Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon)
The Unlikely Couple: Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) and Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) – (Image Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon)
Terminator: Genisys cast – (Image Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon)
The Heroine: Emilia Clarke – (Image Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon)
The Protector: Jai Courtney – (Image Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon)
he Secret: Matt Smith – (Image Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon)
The Fighter: Jason Clarke – (Image Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon)
The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-Hun Lee, JK Simmons.
‘Terminator: Genisys‘ comes to theaters July 1, 2015.