With shooting now officially complete, rumour has it that our first glimpse of the new instalment in this long running franchise will be attached to the upcoming thriller, Interstellar, due for release November 7th this year. Scheduled for release in July 2015, our friends over at Theterminatorfans.com report exclusively that the first trailer for Alan Taylor’s (Thor: The Dark World) upcoming feature is set to be attached to Christopher Nolan’s latest breathtaking project.
So far the film offers a promising cast, including Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jai Courteney (A Good Day To Die Hard), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), J.K Simmons as a detective following the Sarah Connor case and Sandrine Hoult as Detective Cheung, who will “arrest Kyle and Sarah when they arrive in 2017.” The film also marks the return of the Dyson family (last seen in Terminator 2) and former Governor of California (The Governator, to some) Arnold Schwarzenegger as he steps back into the role that sent him soaring to such dizzying heights of stardom nearly thirty years ago.
Speaking to NDTV, Schwarzenegger had the following to say.
“We just finished the filming of Terminator 5 which will release next year, may be in July. It is nice to be back again with the franchise because it’s the movie that really propelled my career, 30 years ago, when I did the first Terminator,”
Schwarzenegger also spoke earlier in the year and explained the logic surrounding the return of his T-800 character nearly three decades on.
“The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath. It’s this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator’s flesh ages, just like any other human being’s flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages.”
One thing remains to be seen though. After the disastrous box office performance of Terminator: Salvation, will this new trilogy (sequels to Genisys have already been scheduled for back to back filming over a nine month period, with release dates of May 2017 & June 2018 pencilled in) finally see a return to form and give us something worthy of association with the James Cameron helmed originals?
So far it looks promising.
But then again, I thought that when Christian Bale signed on for the last one.
With a history as checkered as The Terminator’s, I think it’s fair to say that until we see the finished movie, the jury will remain out.