Motion posters may not be the latest and greatest marketing trick in the book, but Paramount has certainly taken a shine to them for the promotion of Terminator: Genisys. In fact, today brings a brand new living one-sheet that pays particular attention to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ass-kicking T-800, before its skin dissolves in the post-apocalyptic wind.
This tease comes hot on the heels of yesterday’s batch of images, which were tethered with some information pertaining to Matt Smith’s nebulous role in Alan Taylor’s upcoming reboot. Whether this pre-emptive nugget proves to be true is another question entirely, though from what we do know about Genisys, the plot will revolve around Jai Courtney’s Kyle Resse, the time-travelling catalyst who is beamed back only to discover that Sarah Connor (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke) has been under the protection of Schwarzenegger’s machine from a young age.
It’s a change that will irrefutably shake up the Terminator legacy that fans have grown accustomed to, and it’ll be fascinating to see how it pans out across Paramount’s planned trilogy of films. Clarke, Courtney and the Austrian Oak will be joined by J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matthew Smith, Courtney B. Vance and Byung-Hun Lee.
Terminator: Genisys will attempt to prove the naysayers wrong when Alan Taylor’s reboot-cum-sequel makes its bow in theaters on July 1.
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.