Paramount Pictures has released the first look poster for ‘Terminator: Dark Fate,’ hours before the scheduled debut of the teaser trailer on Thursday. The poster features a battle-ready Sarah Connor (played by Linda Hamilton) walking towards the viewer, with a loaded gun in her hands. More intriguing is the first line of the poster which reads, “Producer James Cameron returns.” The poster also pays tribute to the 1991 flick ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day,’ with the line “Welcome to the day after Judgment Day.” The first look, which announces the release of ‘Dark Fate’ teaser trailer on Thursday, appeared on the official Twitter handle of the movie, reports THR.
‘Dark Fate’ is the sixth installment of the ‘Terminator‘ franchise and a direct sequel to James Cameron’s iconic 1991 movie ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day.’ The follow-up reportedly brings back Linda Hamilton’s character Sarah Connor for the first time since the 1991 film. Arnold Schwarzenegger also returns as the T-800. The sequel is expected to divert the storyline of the franchise into a new direction. Mackenzie Davis, who is known for ‘Halt and Catch Fire‘, Natalia Reyes of ‘Birds of Passage‘ fame, Gabriel Luna of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ and Diego Boneta, who is known for ‘Rock of Ages’ play the new leads in the upcoming movie.
Until now, the plot and character details of the movie were kept under tight wraps, except that Luna plays the new Terminator. But the poster suggests ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ takes place the day after Judgment Day, and Sarah Connor is back with a loaded gun and ready to fight.
James Cameron is attached to the project as a producer. The movie is directed by Tim Miller, who previously helmed the comic book adaptation ‘Deadpool.’ The poster also lists preliminary screenplay credits which include a story credit to Cameron, Charles Eglee, Josh Friedman, David Goyer, who is known for ‘Man of Steel,’ and Justin Rhodes of ‘Grassroots.’ Both Goyer and Rhodes get a separate “story by” credit. The screenplay is written by Goyer and Rhodes with Billy Ray (‘Captain Phillips‘) getting a separate credit.
After ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,’ in 2003, the ‘Terminator’ franchise went into hibernation. It took 6 years for the robots to return with the 2009 movie ‘Terminator: Salvation.’ The franchise again went into another hiatus of 6 years before turned up with ‘Terminator Genisys‘ in 2015. Both ‘Salvation’ and ‘Genisys’ failed to spawn their own trilogies, as per the tradition of the franchise. Now, Paramount is banking on the return of the titans James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger as well as a new breed of characters to revive the franchise.
Check out the official first look poster of ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ below.
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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is scheduled for a November 1, 2019 release.
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