The new movie mixes old and new territory.
The eagerly awaited 'Terminator: Genisys' is finally imminent, and all fans of the original 1984 movie are likely to be happy with the results. Arnold Schwarzenegger opens up about how this new instalment combined elements of old and new to tell this alternative story.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is glad to be back
'Terminator: Genisys' is arguably one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. While initially it seemed like a sequel verging on the out-dated and maybe a little cringe-worthy, the authentic adherence to the first film (but with an unexpected twist) really seemed to get everyone excited. Here we see Kyle Reese transported into the past in a bid to protect Sarah Connor, but finds she's already being protected - by the double of the very adversary he was sent to fight.
Veteran Action Man Arnold Schwarzenegger Had To Work Doubly Hard To Get Back Into Tip-top Shape For Terminator Genisys Because Director Alan Taylor Wanted The 67 Year Old To Replicate His Physique From The Original 1984 Movie.
The champion bodybuilder-turned-actor, who portrays the titular cyborg, works out daily, but he had to put in the extra effort and put on a little more muscle in order to look just like he did 31 years ago, when the first Terminator film was released.
He tells U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America, "What was interesting was, I work out every day. I do my weights, I do cardiovascular training and so on, but when I started working on this movie in the pre-production, the director came to me and said, 'I want you to have the same frame you had in 1984', and so I had to literally gain 10 pounds.
"So I worked out twice as hard, twice as heavy; I did two hours of weight training every day. And then of course, worked endlessly with the stunt coordinator and with the stunt people to do all the fight scenes and choreographing all this stuff (sic)."
With the war between mankind and Skynet drawing to a close, resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) discovers a terrible invention - a time machine. Knowing that the almost defeated Skynet have sent a terminator back in time to kill his own mother and stop the human resistance from forming, Connor has to send his best friend and most trusted lieutenant, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time to protect her. When Reese arrives, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) is already prepared for the coming storm, as she has been raised since childhood by the machines themselves. A reprogramed Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has protected her for years, and is not preparing for the ultimate fight against the greatest enemy.
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'Terminator: Genisys' completely re-writes the events of 'The Terminator'.
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns for 'Terminator: Genisys'
The whole story that Kyle relayed to Sarah about his journey back in time from 2029 after being assigned the mission of protecting her by her future son John Connor is brought to life in 'Terminator: Genisys', and while you're sitting there thinking you know what happens next (we've all seen 1984's original flick 'The Terminator'), 'Genisys' turns everything you know onto its head.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced the upcoming fifth 'Terminator' film is called 'Terminator Genisys.'
Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced the fifth 'Terminator' film is called 'Terminator Genisys.'
The 67-year-old actor confirmed the title of the upcoming movie in the series, which is currently in production and also stars Emilia Clarke, Matt Smith and Jason Clarke, on his Instagram profile today (06.08.14), and revealed he has officially wrapped shooting his ''rewarding'' scenes for the reboot.
Alongside a photograph of himself sitting in a black director's chair, emblazoned with the name of the Hollywood blockbuster, with his back to the camera, the Austrian-born actor wrote: ''Hasta la vista, baby. I want to thank the cast and crew of @TerminatorGenisys for a fantastic shoot. It was challenging, it was fun, and it was rewarding.''
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is ''really looking forward'' to working on 'Terminator: Genesis' and begins filming scenes in April.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is ''really looking forward'' to working on the 'Terminator: Genesis'.
The 66-year-old star was forced to step down from participating in the franchise while he was the Governor of California between 2003 - 2011, but is delighted to reprise the role he first played in 1984's 'The Terminator' in the latest film.
He explained: ''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.
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'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke has landed the lead role of Sarah Connor in 'Terminator: Genesis', starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Emilia Clarke has been cast as Sarah Connor in 'Terminator: Genesis'.
According to Deadline, Clarke was up against Brie Larson for the role but impressed producers at Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures to land the iconic part played by Linda Hamilton in previous films.
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The 'Game of Thrones' star will abandon her dragons in favour of cyborgs and guns
That's right, there's going to be a remake of James Cameron's timeless 1984 sci-fi The Terminator. An inevitability considering how popular the series remains to this day, but one that no-one wanted nonetheless. On the bright side, Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clark has just been cast as Sarah Connor, so at least the eye candy has been sorted out with.
This marks Clarke's first movie into a movie franchise
The British beauty was announced as the female lead for the Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna-led reboot of the Skynet and cyborg-fighting film series, with Variety being the first to confirm her appointment. The Variety report goes on to state that Clarke tested alongside Brie Larson for the role, but Clarke managed to edge ahead of the 21 Jump Street actress in the screen tests. Supposedly, Margot Robbie was also in contention for the role, but never auditioned.
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Jason Clarke is being eyed to play John Connor in the new 'Terminator' film, 'Terminator: Genesis', directed by Alan Taylor.
Jason Clarke is in talks to play John Connor in the new 'Terminator' movie.
The 'Zero Dark Thirty' star is being eyed as the latest incarnation of the sci-fi character in Paramount Pictures' upcoming 2015 reboot directed by Alan Taylor.
Clarke has been offered the part by Paramount, Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and is negotiating a deal.
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Natalie Portman was impressed by the extreme make-up the villains sported on the set of 'Thor: The Dark World'.
Natalie Portman was scared by the make-up in 'Thor: The Dark World'.
The Oscar-winning actress found the villainous Dark Elves' prosthetics terrifying on the sci-fi thriller set, and was especially impressed by their leader Malekith, played by British actor Christopher Eccleston.
She told France's Fun radio station: ''They were pretty scary! Luckily you get to see the actors before their transformation. They have to be in make-up for so long.
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Louis D Esposito, Tom Hiddleston, Alan Taylor, Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth and Kevin Feige - German premiere of 'Thor - The Dark Kingdom' at Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz movie theater. - Berlin, Germany - Sunday 27th October 2013