Arnold Schwarzenegger has kicked off what looks set to be a big day for Terminator: Genisys by debuting an all-new poster and teaser trailer for Alan Taylor’s upcoming reboot-slash-sequel.
Taking to his own Facebook page, the Austrian Oak offered fans a fresh look at Paramount Pictures’ bold retelling, which will rewrite the Terminator canon in more ways than one. Rather than having Schwarzenegger as the sole enemy in the vein of James Cameron’s seminal 1984 classic, Genisys will have Kyle Resse (Jai Courtney) stumble into a wholly different timeline, one that has witnessed Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor raised under the protection of the T-800 since the age of 9.
From that point on, it’s up to the pair to evade the older T-800 model and the chameleon-like T-1000 to take down Skynet once and for all. It’s a premise that is equal parts intriguing and baffling, though we’ll reserve our judgement until Taylor’s rendition of Judgement Day plays out on the big screen in a few months time.
Terminator: Genisys will usher in a new era for the sci-fi franchise when Alan Taylor’s flick makes its bow on July 1, 2015.
The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.