The sequel/reboot/prequel film Terminator Genesis is starting to gain some steam ahead of it’s 2015 release especially with word from Arnold Schwarzenegger that the movie will begin shooting in April. But today came perhaps the biggest bombshell of all, as it appears that script notes and plot details have been leaked by the movie site MovieHole and passed along by the fine folks at /Film.
It’s hard to say how legit the plot details that were leaked are, but it sounds like the general plot we’ve been hearing about that involves a new cast of characters running around all of the existing movies.
The ‘Terminator’ from the future will arrive on earth, attack some punks (keen to see who they get to play ‘Bill Paxton’), and then slaughter his way through a bunch of Sarah Connors’ – until he finds the correct target….And, of course, Kyle Reese (Courtney) volunteers to go back to 1984 and save Sarah – just as he did first time around. But don’t expect everything to work out like it did in the original.. something is going to play out different.
And then, we’ll also be taken back to the events of the sequel. The scene where the T-1000 (played by Robert Patrick in “Terminator 2 : Judgement Day”), posing as a cop, visiting John Connor’s home, where he meets – and consequently kills – foster parents Todd (Xander Berkeley) and Janelle (Jenette Goldstein), is in there. As are several other key moments.
This all sounds a bit confusing and it’s going to be interesting to see if the scenes from the existing movies are re-shot or somehow incorporating in their current form into the movie. I’m personally a fan of cross-continutiy like this, so long as it’s done right and not as a cheesy wink of the eye to the audience.
If this is indeed a legit plot detail, or even one close to it, then it’s safe to say that the new Terminator reboot will be going into brand new territory.