[Movies] New Report Explains How Terminator: Genesis Will Reboot The Series
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.04.2014
While still paying homage...
Moviehole has a possible explanation for how Terminator: Genesis will reboot the franchise while still being a direct sequel. The website noted their source is not actually a part of the production, so take the information with a grain of salt.
Production is set to begin in either Atlanta or New Orleans, with a 2015 release date. Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) will direct. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor, and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese. It's not a remake and will not forget the previous films, but is a "reboot" similar to Star Trek (2009), with Schwarzenegger acting as the bridge as Leonard Nimoy did in the Trek film.
The source said that Genesis is more like Back to the Future II. It contains an original plot but will return to and revisit memorable moments of the first two movies. The writers plan to use the first two films while introducing audiences to a new scenario and new characters (with some getting passed the torch for future installments) that will allow the series to easily reset.
The source added that all of the characters from the first film will make an appearance, including the punks the Terminator meets when it first arrives, Detective Hal Vukovich (played by Lance Henriksen in the original), Lt. Ed Traxler (Paul Winfield in the original), Sarah's roommate Ginger (Bess Motta in the original) and others. Kyle Reese (Courtney) offers to go back in time to stop the Terminator but something goes wrong. From there it goes into the events of Terminator 2 with Robert Patrick's T-1000 posing as a cop to kill John Connor's foster parents Todd (Xander Berkeley) and Janelle (Jenette Goldstein), along with other moments. There will also be glimpses of Sarah's life before the first two films, including with her parents.