On the stump for Friday's "Sabotage" Arnold Schwarzenegger is talking about Terminator 5 aka Terminator: Genesis again--giving up few new story details about the reboot.
He tells MTV:
"'Terminator' deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger
T-800, and then [there is] what that model does later on when it gets
reprogrammed, and who gets a hold of him. So [there] will be all kinds
of interesting twists in the movie."
This will explain how a much older looking
Schwarzenegger will be able to reprise the role without CG assistance for at least some of the film: "The way that the character is
written, it's a machine underneath. It's this metal skeleton. But above
that is human flesh. And the Terminator's flesh ages, just like any
other human being's flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages."
Meantime, Borys Kit of THR reports that Attack the Block star John Boyega is in contention for a
role in the film. The actor is wanted to play Danny Dyson, the son of Miles Dyson, played by Joe Morton in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" who
designed the neural-net processor that would lead to the creation of Skynet .
The problem is that Boyega is also wanted for J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII"
and it's uncertain which of these two he'll ultimately appear in. 'Terminator' begins filming in April, and "Wars" starts
shooting a few weeks later in May.
Jai Courtney has won the role of Kyle Reese. The Good Day to Die Hard star beat out Boyd Holbrook his nearest competitor who is to have tested twice--while Sam Reid, Wilson Bethel, and newcomer, Thomas Cocquerel were also contenders for the role of Reese. All 5 actors tested for the role last month. Seemingly, both Nicholas Hoult and Garrett Hedlund were studio favorites but have declined to enter negotiations for the role.
The film will apparently "end the story of Skynet's battle with the resistance".
Australian actor Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty," "White House Down") is in early talks to play the role of John Connor in the upcoming reboot. Hedlund Tom Hardy and ironically Holbrook ("The Host") were said to be up for John as well. Emilia Clarke is set to play a young Sarah Connor in the film. She beat out Brie Larson for the role. Former "Spider-Man" scene stealer J.K. Simmons will play a weary and alcoholic detective who has followed a bizarre
case involving Sarah Connor and robots for more than three decades
starting in 1984 and the events depicted in The Terminator
Schwarzenegger will return while cohorts Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn have been rumored to be involved as well.
No other story details have been offered but we do know that the new pic is the chapter of a stand alone trilogy. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier wrote the script from which "Thor: The Dark World" director Alan Taylor is all but set to call action. Clarke has experience working with Taylor on the cable drama "Game of Thrones". She also has a six degrees connection to the franchise: Clarke's Thrones co-star Lena Headey played Sarah Connor in the TV series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles".
David Ellison's going to produce the film
Production begins at the end of April in New Orleans to meet a July 1st 2015 release.