From Patrick Bateman, to Bruce Wayne and now mankind’s only hope… John Conner. John Conner is quickly becoming a Sci Fi James Bond as Christian Bale becomes the 4th actor (I guess actually 5th or 6th if you count quick flash forwards in the 1st two movies) to tackle the role in a newly announced Terminator Trilogy.
Variety Magazine reports:
Warner Bros. will premiere the McG-directed Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins on May 22, 2009, the start of Memorial Day weekend. The movie, which stars Christian Bale (Sam Worthington is also in talks to star), will go up against Twentieth Century Fox’s Night at the Museum II: Escape From the Smithsonian, which also opens that weekend. The project is the first in a planned trilogy that begins after Skynet destroyed much of the human race in a nuclear holocaust. John Connor (Bale) must lead a group of people to try and stop the machines. The last Terminator movie, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, opened in 2003 and grossed $150.4 million domestically. Shooting on the new movie is scheduled to begin May 5 of this year.
While this won’t have Schwarzenegger reprising his role as everyone’s favorite killing machine, it’s clear that with the success of the Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles TV show that the franchise does not need Arnold to be great.
I’m pretty excited because Terminator is probably my favorite Sci Fi franchise of all time! And if you haven’t seen the TV show you should because it’s a very close third to the new Battlestar Galactica & Lost as one of the best Sci Fi shows in recent memory. You know I’ll have my Terminate Da Game hoodie on and fully zipped at the premiere!- My Pal the Crook