As teased with the release of the poster on May 22, 2019, Paramount Pictures has finally released a trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate. The film brings back original franchise stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger in lead roles, and brings James Cameron back as a hands-on producer.
The two and a half minute teaser trailer confirms the studio didn’t skimp on the action budget. The teaser sets up the story, introducing Sarah Connor (Hamilton) to a new group of survivors ready to save the world. It also features a face-to-face meeting between Sarah and The Terminator (Schwarzenegger)…the chills!
Paramount also released a behind-the-scenes featurette starring Cameron, Hamilton, Schwarzenegger, and director Tim Miller (Deadpool).
The new entry in the blockbuster sci-fi franchise wisely ignores everything that happened in the series’ universe since Terminator 2: Judgment Day. “We pick up the characters that we knew from Terminator 2 and carry them forward,” explains James Cameron.
In addition to Hamilton and Schwarzenegger, the cast includes Natalia Reyes (Birds of Passage, Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas), Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire, Blade Runner 2049), Diego Boneta (Scream Queens, Monster Party), and Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Wicked City).
David Goyer (the Dark Knight trilogy), Justin Rhodes, and Billy Ray wrote the screenplay from a story by Goyer, Rhodes, James Cameron, Charles Eglee, and Josh Friedman. Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Edward Cheng, Tim Miller, John J. Kelly, Bonnie Curtis, and Julie Lynn served as executive producers, with James Cameron and David Ellison producing.
The franchise kicked off with The Terminator in 1984, followed by Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines arrived in 2003, Terminator Salvation opened in theaters in 2009, and the most recent entry, Terminator Genisys, was released in 2015.
James Cameron directed the first and second Terminator films, with Jonathan Mostow (U-571) taking over the reins for Terminator 3. McG (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle) took on the task of directing Terminator Salvation and Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) was at the helm of Terminator Genisys.