JK Simmons Terminator Genisys

The first Terminator: Genisys trailer was all about introducing us to the film’s new take on the familiar Terminator story. The Super Bowl spot teased a new threat. Now there’s a new one-minute spot for Genisys, and it smartly puts some focus on the member of the cast who just won an Oscar for his work in Whiplash: J.K. Simmons. And because Simmons seems to play his role with a harried, comic bent as he tries to figure out what the hell is going on with these killer robots, he’s a great audience identification character. Check out the footage below. Read More »

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Jason Clarke Terminator Genisys Interview

In July I visited the set of Terminator: Genisys, you can hear what I learned while on set here. While on set, we talked to the cast and crew of the new film. Over the next few days we’ll be running transcripts of these on set interviews. Wednesday we posted our interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger who again plays a T-800 in the new film, and this morning we published out interview with director Alan Taylor and now Jason Clarke, who plays John Connor in the newest installment of the Terminator franchise. Read the full Jason Clarke Terminator Genisys interview after the jump.

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Alan Taylor Terminator Genisys interview

In July I visited the set of Terminator: Genisys, you can hear what I learned while on set here. While on set, we talked to the cast and crew of the new film. Over the next few days we’ll be running transcripts of these on set interviews. Yesterday we posted our interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger who again plays a T-800 in the new film. Today we begin with Alan Taylor, the Game of Thrones/Thor: The Dark World director who helms this latest installment of the Terminator franchise. Read the full Alan Taylor Terminator Genisys interview after the jump.

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Friday the 13th screenwriter

The next Friday the 13th film will shoot later this year, and is already set for a May 2016 release. But there’s still work to be done on the script before the shoot date arrives, and now Hannibal writer Nick Antosca will take a crack at the return of Jason Voorhees. Read More »

Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator Genisys interview

In July of last year, I visited the set of Terminator: Genisys. You can hear what I learned while on set here. While on set, we talked to the cast and crew of the new film. Over the next few days we’ll be running transcripts of these on set interviews. Today we begin with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who reprises his role as a T-800. But this is a T-800 like we’ve never seen before, in this new film set within a divergent timeline. Read the full Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator Genisys interview after the jump.

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Terminator Genisys set visit

On July 11th 2014, I traveled to New Orleans to visit the set of Terminator Genisys, the fifth installment of the Terminator film franchise. My visit to the set of McG‘s Terminator Salvation four years prior couldn’t have been more different than my experience on the latest installment.

Salvation director McG had talked up Jonathan Nolan’s script (right on the heels of The Dark Knight‘s release). He showed us a ton of practical creations designed by Stan Winston’s Legacy Effects; we explored gritty lived in sets made out of dilapidated buildings in Albuquerque, saw a room of cool concept art, and we watched Christian Bale film a “should have been” iconic scene. But of course, it wasn’t a remembered moment — because the film was widely panned by critics and fans alike.

On the other hand, my visit to the Terminator Genisys set could not have been more the opposite: the sound stages were lined wall to wall with giant green screens, we saw no endoskeletons, and we saw no animatronic puppets. Instead we watched Arnold Schwarzenegger walk across the set for a “walk and talk” scene late in the film. Instead of a full on-assault to convince us this was going to be cool, we were met with a low-key, more confident and assured presentation from everyone involved.

We know how Terminator Salvation turned out; will this be any different? I’ll be completely honest, I was way more impressed with what I saw on the set of Terminator Salvation, but that might be because the crew of Terminator Genisys seemed much more guarded — their plan not only involved this film, but a trilogy of movies. Despite being very cagey with details, all of the people we talked to seemed much more confident this time around. What I can tell you is what I learned while on set. Read out Terminator Genisys set visit after the jump.

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And so here’s the full Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation trailer, which previews even more of Cruise’s insane airplane stunt, and also sets up the hunt for the Syndicate, a giant anti-IMF organization. Tickets for the film are even on sale now, and Paramount is offering a deal where a ticket purchase this week comes with an HD download of any previous film in the series. Read More »