If you've been paying attention tot he world of TV and film, you'll notice one trend is ruling the day: nostalgia. And since nostalgic revivals and sequels proving very profitable, just about every property is getting in on the action. This includes the legendary sci-fi franchise The Terminator. Because despite an attempted reboot with Genisys, the franchise has been stagnant since its 2015 release. But another film is now in the works, with original cast members Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton returning to work alongside producer James Cameron. And now we know when the film will likely start filming.
According to Omega Underground, the untitled sixth Terminator movie will begin filming this coming March. The film will also reportedly be filming in quite a few international locations, including Budapest, Hungary, and Spain. This news was on a production listing for the upcoming shoot, revealing a bit more about wha to expect when the Terminator keeps his promise and comes back.
This news goes along with what franchise star Arnold Shwarzenegger has been saying about the upcoming Terminator movie. He'd previously guessed that the filming would begin this March, so it looks like the Governator is a trustworthy source of information about the sequel. Between Terminator 6 and the new Conan the Barbarian movie, Schwarzenegger has quite the busy year ahead of him. So I guess his short run hosting The Celebrity Apprentice isn't exactly at the forefront of the actor/body builder/politician's mind.
The next Terminator is going to be a game changer for the franchise, as it goes back to its roots. It will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day, ignoring the various other timelines and films that have convoluted the property. T2 is largely considered the strongest entry from the franchise, and the diehard fandom was thrilled to learn that Linda Hamilton will be reprising her role as Sarah Connor for the first time since the 1991 sequel. Arnold Schwarzenegger will one again play the deadly robot, and it's unclear if any of the other original actors will be returning. Former child actor Edward Furlong (aka John) still does occasional acting projects, and Robert Patrick has expressed his interest in returning as T-1000.
It's currently unclear where the narrative of the new Terminator film will take the franchise, but it will hopefully take the property back to its roots. With James Cameron helping to produce the project for the first time since Terminator 2, the new film will hopefully feel like the final chapter in an original trilogy. And considering how Cameron has taken umbrage with female heroes like Wonder Woman, Sarah Connor will probably be a force to be reckoned with in Terminator 6.
The untitled sixth Terminator film doesn't currently have a release date, but we'll be sure to update you as details become public. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.
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