Report: Possible Plot Details Reveal A Convoluted TERMINATOR: GENESIS
Despite the knee-jerk reaction from fans, the upcoming reboot of the famed Terminator franchise has been shaping up to be something to keep an eye on. To start things off, Alan Taylor, who just came off of directing one of Marvel’s better films in Thor: The Dark World, signed on to helm the film. Then, we started to see the cast come together, which started off with Jason Clarke, who is making a big name for himself. Shortly after that, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke took on the role of Sarah Connor, with Jai Courtney rounding things out. Returning to his iconic role is Arnold Schwarzenegger. How they will approach that has yet to be seen. Really, the only thing we know for certain is that time travel, as with past films, will play a big part in the story. How big of a part, you ask? If the rumors that surfaced today are true, then time travel will be the glue that holds the whole potentially disastrous thing together. Yes…I said disastrous.
Be warned, some POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD!
According to a “reputable source” of the folks over at MovieHole, the reboot, which many had already been comparing to JJ Abram’s Star Trek in regards to the approach Taylor is going to take, should actually be compared to Back to the Future 2, in which Marty travels to multiple times. Viewers can expect to be taken to the future as well as to the past, which includes events that took place in James Cameron’s original 1984 film, as well as it’s follow-up Terminator 2: Judgement Day and other important events in the Connor family timeline. Instead of trying to re-word the synopsis, I’ll just drop it here for you to read.
Firstly, we will indeed be revisiting the events of the original 1984 film again. The ‘Terminator’ from the future will arrive on earth, attack some punks (keen to see who they get to play ‘Bill Paxton’), and then slaughter his way through a bunch of Sarah Connors’ – until he finds the correct target. And all the characters that appeared in the Cameron original, like Detective Hal Vukovich (played by Lance Henriksen in the original), Lieutenant Ed Traxler (played by Paul Winfield way back when), Sarah’s roomie Ginger (Bess Motta in the ’84 film) and, yep, even Pugsley the Iguana, return. So, yep, we’ll likely get to see Schwarzenegger back in the leather jacket and cool sunglasses he wore in the original. And, of course, Kyle Reese (Courtney) volunteers to go back to 1984 and save Sarah – just as he did first time around. But don’t expect everything to work out like it did in the original.. something is going to play out different.
And then, we’ll also be taken back to the events of the sequel. The scene where the T-1000 (played by Robert Patrick in “Terminator 2 : Judgement Day”), posing as a cop, visiting John Connor’s home, where he meets – and consequently kills – foster parents Todd (Xander Berkeley) and Janelle (Jenette Goldstein), is in there. As are several other key moments.
And then we’ll be going back to moments we haven’t seen on film before – such as scenes with young Sarah and her parents.
Did you catch all that? What we can gather from all that is that we can expect to see a whole lot of time travel and jumping back and forth between time lines. But, let’s look at it from a different angle. This film is slated to be the first in a brand new trilogy, so it is quite possible that this information, if it turns out to be legit, could possibly cover the events of three films, which would make a bit more sense and would keep it from becoming too bogged down with all that time-hopping. We’ll have to see what approach they take once production gets underway in the coming months (more on that in a bit).
My biggest issue here as that they keep referring to this new trilogy as a reboot, yet, they drop this news that the first two and easily the best two films of the franchise to date, will play a rather large part in the events of the “reboot.” I might be crazy, but I thought the purpose of a reboot was to start anew and retell the story from the ground up. It’s very possible that phrase “reboot” may detach itself from this franchise.
In related news, I mentioned that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be reprising his role of the titular character. That’s all we know so far. The last time he took on the role, he was still the governor of California, so he was limited with the amount of time he could contribute. Not to mention, his head was superimposed on the body of a much younger actor. Will we see that happen again? Will we see an older Terminator? Who knows at this point. Regardless, Schwarzenegger has seen the script for the film via TheArnoldFans), and not surprisingly, he’s a fan and states that filming could start later this spring in New Orleans.
“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.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… The script is fantastic so I’m really looking forward to this film.”
So, after all that news, we could have some of our questions answered. But, I think we have a ton more to replace them. Hopefully once production starts next month, we’ll get some answers. The film is slated to hit theaters in 2015, where it will be met with some very stiff competition in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, Ant-Man, Fantastic Four and numerous others. We’ll be sure to keep an eye on this one, so be sure to keep checking back for more information.
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