‘Terminator’ Sequel to Open in May 2009
Even though the film only has a director and one actor confirmed so far, has no finished script and hasn’t even started shooting, it already has a release date locked down. To what lucky film am I referring?
According to Variety, it’s the next chapter in the Terminator saga, known by the rather long title Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. The film, helmed by Charlie’s Angels‘ McG and starring Batman Begins‘ Christian Bale, has now become Warner Brothers "tentpole" Memorial Day weekend release hitting theaters on May 22nd, 2009. It will be the fourth installment in the Terminator franchise after 2003’s Terminator: Rise of the Machines, and is still in the process of casting but is expected to start shooting May 5th in New Mexico.
This latest Terminator, part one of a planned trilogy, tells the story of an older John Connor (Bale) who leads a ragtag band of nuclear holocaust survivors in a desperate battle to stop the evil defense computer Skynet from finishing the job it started and wiping out the rest of humanity. Sounds interesting.