James Cameron has just announced the new Terminator film will be called Dark Fade. It has already built up a steady buzz as it’s the first film to star both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton since the classic Terminator 2: Judgement Day which really launched the film series into a franchise.
A promo photograph was released last year showing Hamilton sporting short, spikey grey hair and a shotgun, looking positively badass. Although Arnold Schwarzenegger is obviously the star of the franchise, most fans are most excited to see Hamilton return.
The film will be helmed by Deadpool director Tim Miller and produced by Cameron. We don’t know much about the storyline which has been kept under lock and key, but according to rumors it will ignore the events that took place in both Genisys and Salvation, paving the way to take the franchise in a new direction. We assume there will be heavy CGI effects to make Schwarzenegger look like a younger version of himself. Hopefully, however, they will do a better job than they did with the patchwork in Terminator: Salvation when Schwarzenegger as the Terminator made a cameo appearance – although they have 10 years of technology to improve the special effects.
The latest film with written by David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Charles H. Eglee, and, creator of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Josh Friedman. Cameron cast Mackenzie Davis and Natalia Reyes, with Gabriel Luna as the new Terminator. Dark Fate, a reference to the series’ obsession with dystopia, apocalypse, and destiny. Cameron did say that the title hasn’t been finalized and could change if they find one more fitting.
The Hollywood Reporter said that the sequels and television spin-off were on hold indefinitely because Terminator Genisys had failed to break even and Emilia Clarke would not appear in any sequels. Hopefully this reboot be fair better and the spinoffs and television series will be greenlit again.
James Cameron directed the first two Terminator films. Dark Fate will mark the first Terminator film he's produced since T2. Although he’s not directing, there is little doubt he is in the driver’s seat with this latest installment. He took over on condition of taking over the film, he didn’t want just to focus on the Terminator but wanted to bring back Sarah Connor as a strong character who could carry the storyline as well as a host of younger characters who could take over the franchise.
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