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Paramount Pictures have just announced release dates for two sequels to the upcoming ‘Terminator’ reboot, ‘Terminator Genisys’ (my spell-check is still scratching its head with that title). The second movie in the rebooted series will open on May 19th, 2017, while the third will follow on June 29th, 2018. With those dates being so close together, it could be that they’re shooting the second and third movies back-to-back. ‘Terminator Genisys’ has a July 1st, 2015 release date.
The first film in the trilogy, ‘Terminator Genisys,’ stars Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt, and J.K. Simmons. Alan Taylor, who worked with Emilia Clarke on the HBO series ‘Game Of Thrones,’ is directing the film. The latest ‘Terminator’ will be the fifth installment of the storied movie series. Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in all but the last one, 2009’s ‘Terminator Salvation.’
Ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month (UPDATE: the film will no longer debut at TIFF), Lionsgate send word that they’ve acquired the North American distribution rights to the apocalyptic thriller ‘Maggie,’ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson. The Black List script by John Scott 3 is directed by Henry Hobson. Lionsgate plans to release theatrically in North America in early 2015.
The film tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has put a plague on the world. When Maggie (Abigail Breslin), a vivacious young woman becomes infected, her father (Arnold Schwarzenegger) brings her home to let her be with their family. As Maggie’s condition worsens, their relationship is tested, a father’s love holding on stronger than the disease. This heart-wrenching twist on the zombie apocalypse puts a human face on an inexplicable horror.
In ‘The Expendables 3,’ Barney (Sylvester Stallone), Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet. Opening in cinemas on August 14th, ‘The Expendables 3′ stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell and Kelsey Grammar. Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) directs.
I can imagine coordinating the schedules of a cast that included Terry Crews, Jet Li and Jason Statham as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford and Wesley Snipes was a massive undertaking? How difficult was that, and what is like balancing the personalities and characters in the story when you have an ensemble cast like this?
Sylvester Stallone: To have a cast like this is unprecedented. The effort to bring everyone together was herculean and it has paid off in a huge way. To get them all together for one movie is nothing less than miraculous (laughs). And this one I think we got the tone just right, especially with the humor. Plus, there’s not so much “wink wink, we’re being retro”. It’s happening right now and we bring in the young people to keep it fresh. Also, the story is more identifiable in that I think we’ve all been betrayed by somebody. We also have better actors, we’ve got Harrison Ford in it, Wesley Snipes is absolutely fantastic, Antonio Banderas bring so much humor and flair, Kelsey Grammar… these incredible actors.
When I was working with Harrison Ford for example, he’s minimalist. So, I thought initially that I’d just eaten him up on-screen. But then I saw the dailies and I thought, “You were just swallowed, Sly.” (Laughs) He’s good, he’s very, very, very good. I appreciate them coming on board and I think we have eons to go. There are so many other actors who could come into this. We have so many opportunities now because it’s not just athletic actors, there’s an opportunity now for real actors to add different things. We can advance this more and more.
Pegged to make its World Premiere next month at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, this first collection of images have arrived online from Henry Hobson’s zombie film, ‘Maggie.’ Based on the Black List script by John Scott 3, the film is set at a time when a “walking dead” virus which has spread across the country. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a father on a journey to help his daughter (Abigail Breslin) come to terms with her infection as she slowly becomes a zombie. I’m certainly intrigued about this one.
Long rumored to be titled ‘Terminator: Genesis,’ Arnold Schwarzengger and Paramount Pictures have today announced that the official title for the new ‘Terminator’ movie is ‘Terminator Genisys’ (my spell-check is currently scratching its head…. as am I). The film stars Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt, and J.K. Simmons.
Arnold Schwarzenegger posted the following with the above pic: “Hasta la vista, baby. I want to thank the cast and crew of @TerminatorGenisys for a fantastic shoot. It was challenging, it was fun, and it was rewarding. From our director to the producers, from the camera team to catering, from visual effects to hair and makeup – we couldn’t have done it without you. I can’t wait to see our finished project and I know we’ll remind the fans why they fell in love with the Terminator. On July 1, 2015, I’ll be back.”
From Lionsgate comes this new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘The Expendables 3.’ Opening in cinemas on August 14th, the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell and Kelsey Grammar. Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) directs from a script by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, who previously teamed on ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ and Stallone.