Terminator Salvation Officially Rolls

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins rolls!Well, it’s actually happening. Someone’s making a new Terminator movie. I know, some may question why we’d be covering it here on Dread, but even though it’s about as sci-fi as you can get, we all have a soft spot for killer robots.

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is now officially filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to a press release sent out by Warner Bros. today. As you may recall, Christian Bale stars in the sequel as the infamous John Connor, son of Sarah and leader of the human uprising against Skynet. How’s about some official plot to go with your morning coffee?

In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

This is only the first of a planned trilogy of new Terminator films with Bale as Connor, which just makes me happy on a geek level most can’t understand. But you guys do, right? Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is directed by McG and will be in theaters on May 22nd, 2009. Visit the official Terminator Salvation site (coming soon) to keep up on the film’s progress!

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  • Messiahman

    Yay! A PG-13 Terminator sequel from the guy who directed CHARLIE’S ANGELS and the writers of TERMINATOR 3.

    Honestly, TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE FUTURE BEGINS may be the single lamest, most unwieldy title since… THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE. Jesus, it sounds like the title of fanfic.

    The worst thing about these endless, pointless sequels is that they completely negate the themes of the first two movies — that we are in charge of our own destiny, not vice versa.

  • PelusaMG

    I’ve read that John Connor is not the main character focussed on in the first of these films, but that he is in the next two. I would hazzard a guess that its kind of like the way the character developed in the first trilogy, but this time by-passing him as a kid.

  • Johnny Butane

    He’s in all three movies, I don’t know why they’d have him only cameo in each. He’s playing John Connor for God’s sake, how could they make that a small part?

  • The Woman In Black

    I don’t know — I was really excited about this, but then someone said Bale’s part amounts to little more than a cameo. Maybe it’s been rewritten to include more of him? One can only hope!

  • Kryten Syxx

    Aren’t they still aiming for a PG-13 rating?

  • PelusaMG

    This might have been shit, but with Christian Bale attached you just know its going to be GREAT!!!