We are rougghly just a little over two months until the newest TERMINATOR film rolls out and with its title, Terminator: Dark Fate, the waris from from over as we are now introduced to the day after Judgement Day. Paramount Pictures has dropped a new trailer which amps up the ferocity of the new film that takes place after the second film and you can view it below along with two brand new posters!
Judgment Day was inevitable, at least until it wasn’t. In Terminator 2, Sarah Connor and her son, John, achieved a victory over the machines thanks to the sacrifice of a heroic T-800. However, the war was never truly over for Sarah, and she’s still fighting nearly three decades later.
Tim Miller (Deadpool) helms the latest entry with franchise creator James Cameron returning to produce.
Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger return to their iconic roles and they are joined by new comers Mackenzie Davis as Grace who is a cyborg soldier from the future, Natalia Reyes who plays Dani Ramos, the new target of the machines and Gabriel Luna, the new and most lethal Terminator yet. At SDCC, it was announced that Edward Furlong is returning as John Connor as well.
Franchise creator James Cameron spoke with Deadline and has also expressed that this new film which takes place after the evnts of T2 could possibly open up a new trilogy of films withing the franchise.
“We spent several weeks breaking story and figuring out what type of story we wanted to tell so we would have something to pitch Linda. We rolled up our sleeves and started to break out the story and when we got a handle on something we looked at it as a three-film arc, so there is a greater story there to be told. If we get fortunate enough to make some money with Dark Fate we know exactly where we can go with the subsequent films.”
In terms of trying to do this one right, Cameron admits that he went back to watch the sequels and reboots to find a way to make it better and found that keeping it simple was the way to go.
“One of the things that seemed obvious from looking at the films that came along later was that we would need to get everything back to the basics and that we would need to avoid the mistakes of making things overly complex and that we needed to avoid stories that jumps around in time and one that goes backward and forward in time. Let’s keep it simple in the relative unity of time. With the story, let’s have the whole thing play out in 36 hours or 48 hours. In the first two movies everything plays out in less than two days in each one so there’s energy and momentum.”
Now of course, the biggest thing was keeping it R rated and true to its roots but Cameron admitted that they filmed two versions of scenes just in case.
“Even going into the shooting we were like, ‘OK let’s cover it both ways,’” Cameron conceded. “So we would have a scene where Sarah is completely unfiltered and with no mediation and then shoot it again where it was tamed down. But eventually we just said, ‘To hell with this, it’s a waste of time.’ I think the feeling was that everyone wanted to recapture the tone and the sensibility of the first two films, which I considered flattering.”
Terminator: Dark Fate unleashes in theaters on November 1st! Watch the final trailer below!