Canadian Actress Mackenzie Davis, who recently appeared in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 (pictured below) has joined the cast of the new Terminator movie that is currently in development according to a report from Variety. Reportedly the actress, who will turn 31 next month has been cast in a lead role as an "assassin soldier" according to Collider's Movie Talk. As a result of Davis' casting, the movie will now begin principal photography in June. Filming was originally set to begin this month but has been delayed so that director Tim Miller (Deadpool) and producers James Cameron and David Ellison can assemble the right cast for the project, according to The Terminator Fans.
With Cameron busy filming Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 it will be interesting to see how much creative control Miller has in what is being hyped up as the "true" sequel to 1991's cult classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Cameron and Miller, together with screenwriter Billy Ray have reportedly penned a script that will introduce fans to new characters while reintroducing fans to Linda Hamilton's portrayal of Sarah Connor. Interestingly, there has been no news on the casting of John Connor or Kyle Reese, leading some fans to speculate these key characters may not appear in the movie. This would suggest the possibility of a later or earlier version of the timeline seen in 1984's The Terminator and its much-beloved sequel.
Filming on the new as-of-yet untitled Terminator movie should begin in June in Mexico, Budapest, Spain and the UK, with a July 26th, 2019 release date.
More about Terminator Genisys (movie)
In 2029, John Connor, leader of the human resistance, leads the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when John is notified by his army unit, Tech-Com, that Skynet will attack him from two fronts, past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever.
On the verge of winning the war against Skynet, Sgt. Kyle Reese volunteers to travel back through time to save Connors mother's life, thus ensure Connors existence. However, Kyle finds the original past changed. After landing in 1984, events begin to unfold, until Kyle is then confronted by the T-1000. The new machine surprises Kyle, but he gets a bigger surprise when he is saved by Sarah Connor, who already knows of the terminators, of his arrival, and of the war of the machines. It is soon explained that the timeline has been changed, In this timeline, a Terminator was sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor as a child and so the Resistance sent their own cyborg back in time to protect her. After the assassin killed her parents, the reprogrammed Guardian T-800 raised and trained her to face her destiny, which she adamantly tries to reject. Kyle then enquires about the T-800 that was originally sent to kill Sarah Connor, which he is then told has already been dealt with by the Guardian Terminator.
Now, faced with a new mission, Kyle, Sarah and the Guardian Terminator, have to escape the T-1000. Using A TDE built by the Guardian Terminator Kyle and Sarah travel to the year 2017, where Kyle is reunited with John Connor himself, who has been converted into a nanotechnological human-cyborg hybrid, the T-3000, sent by Skynet to kill them and ensure Judgment Day. With John Connor compromised, they must find a way to prevent Judgment Day from happening.
Directed by Alan Taylor, Terminator Genisys's release date is July 1st, 2015.
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