‘Genisys’ is largest-scale ‘Terminator’ movie to date

Arnold Schwarzenegger is both Guardian and Terminator in ‘Genisys’

Arnold Schwarzenegger is both Guardian and Terminator in ‘Genisys’

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ Terminator Genisys, the reset of the blockbuster franchise, “is the largest scale Terminator movie that’s ever been made,” claims producer David Ellison.

Directed by Alan Taylor, Genisys stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Matthew Smith and Byung-hun Lee.

“There are bigger action sequences in Genisys than any prior Terminator film,” continues Ellison. “You’re going to see the fully rendered future war, which nobody has ever been able to do yet, and you’re going to see new Terminators that will hopefully have the exact same impact as when you saw the T-1000 back in 1991. We have set the bar incredibly high, and we’re going for it.”

For producer Dana Goldberg, the size of the film is in direct proportion to the level of talent present in the filmmaking crews. She comments, “It’s a big, big movie. We shot from April through to mid-August, with a lot of six-day weeks. We had a phenomenal crew who just killed themselves to bring this thing to the screen.”

Genisys20150701“It’s interesting,” says director Alan Taylor. “We’re sort of letting the audience know that we know what they are expecting and then, ‘Whoosh!’ trying to flip it. And that’s something that goes deep into the DNA of the Terminator movies.”

Terminator Genisys opens worldwide today, including the Philippines, and is also available in IMAX theatres worldwide. This film marks IMAX’s first foray into the Terminator franchise.

In the film, when John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including a new T-800 terminator, the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future.

Terminator Genisys is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


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