Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Terminator: Genesis With Fan Club
Arnold is back for Terminator: Genesis, and itís just as crazy to us as it is to you. The 66-year-old actor is reprising his role as the T-800 that he first played an astounding thirty years ago, back when he was a bodybuilding star that represented James Cameronís second choice for the role behind O.J. Simpson. Since then, heís played the role three more times, showing up in a brief cameo in Terminator Salvation. If youíre doing another Terminator film within that continuity, you might as well call him up, even if heís in his sixth decade.
Schwarzenegger went ahead and gave an update on the film, which is set for release next year. Speaking to Thearnoldfans.com, the former Governor of California revealed exactly where theyíre going to be, and for how long.
"We start filming in the middle or in the end of April and it will be a four or four-and-a-half month long shoot. We will be filming it in New Orleans with some of it in San Francisco and maybe a little of it in LA but most of it will be done in New Orleans. I'm really looking forward to that because as you know, the last time when they did the Terminator, it was when I was Governor and so I couldn't be in that movie but now I'm back again and they are very excited about having me in the film. And David Ellison, who has produced all the big movies lately, has plenty of money to do it well. He's in partnership with Paramount Pictures who are going to release the movie through their distribution. I'm really looking forward to that and it's going to come out on July 4th weekend in 2015. The movie preparation is going well. The script is fantastic so I'm really looking forward to this film."
Recent rumors in regards to the filmís plot suggests that the Los Angeles filming is going to be revisiting some pretty famous locations from the first film. This is one of many blockbusters moving to New Orleans, but none have a star the size of Schwarzenegger, who has never been busier: this year heís in both Sabotage and The Expendables 3, as well as the non-action film Maggie. Thatís a lot of activity for a 66 year old. Stay well, Arnold!
David Ellison, who Schwarzenegger mentions in the above statement, hasnít been shy about throwing his money around. The son of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, David has helped bankroll films as big as Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. Initially it seemed as if he would be producing with sister Megan, though she has backed out as of now. Terminator: Genesis also stars Jai Courtney, Emila Clarke and Jason Clarke and it opens July 1st, 2015.
This article was first published on March 3, 2014 and was last updated on April 21, 2014.
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