JK Simmons Calls Terminator: Genesis a Very Smart Update of the Franchise
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.21.2014
He was leery at first...
JK Simmons had some high praise for the upcoming Terminator: Genesis, in which he has a small role. Simmons spoke with Empire about the film, saying that he was convinced to do it because of the "very smart" script that left him more satisfied than he could have thought.
"I was leery of it when it first came my way, when my agent sent me the idea for it," said Simmons. "It's a small part, which they insist gets much bigger in the sequels. But I was very pleasantly surprised by the script itself."
He continued, "The script, I think, is very smart, and it's going to be a wonderful part for Arnold to do. Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney are already shooting – we did a table read a few weeks ago – and all of them are going to be great...This, I think, is a reimagining. They don't want to call it a sequel or a reboot. It's the world that James Cameron created with Arnold. All the leading characters are characters who have existed in that world – the character I play is new to it."