Cast & Credits:
Release date: July 1, 2015 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Alan Taylor
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Patrick Lussier, Laeta Kalorgridis
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Sandrine Holt, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, Michael Gladis, Dayo Okeniyi
Genre: Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Budget: $170,000,000 (estimated)
Websites: http://Terminatormovie.com | https://www.facebook.com/TerminatorGenisys
Tagline: The rules have been reset.
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance continues the war against the machines, and 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 the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
Did You Know?
Due to Schwarzenegger's age, it was decided, instead of CGI to make Schwarzenegger look 30 years younger, that it should be written into the screenplay that the living human tissue that is generated and grown on the Terminator androids, giving them their human forms, can age like normal humans, and the T-101 Terminator in this film is older and has gray hair.
This is Paramount studios first film in The Terminator franchise, and Paramount has greenlit 2 sequels to this film before it even opens, because regardless of how well or poor it does at the Box Office, all film rights to the Terminator franchise are set to revert back to James Cameron in the year 2019. Interesting tidbit: James Cameron first approached the studio to do The Terminator (1984) and they were very interested, but they didn't want him to direct the film, so he turned down their offer.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's first film as The Terminator in twelve years, since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). Schwarzenegger was replaced by a digital computer graphics version for the previous film Terminator Salvation (2009). Twelve years is also the same amount of time between his appearances in Terminator 2 and Terminator 3.