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Arnold Schwarzenegger will play an older cyborg in Terminator: Genesis

March 26th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

With production on Terminator: Genesis set to begin in New Orleans this April, details are beginning to emerge about what fans can expect for the franchise’s next installment.

Speaking with MTV, star Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals that the script calls for multiple versions of his T-800:

“‘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 ahold of him. So it will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie.”

Schwarzenegger goes on to explain the film’s solution to having his cyborg character looking decades older than he did in the James Cameron original:

“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.”

The reboot of the franchise being produced by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions will bring back Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role with Jai Courtney playing Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Connor and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke playing Sarah Connor. The idea is to thread together ideas from the previous movies to relaunch the story of a cyborg from the future sent back to prevent computers from gaining sentience and turning on humanity.

The film will be released July 1, 2015.


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