Warner Bros. is reinventing the “Terminator” cyborg saga with a storyline to be told over a three-picture span. “Terminator Salvation” is the first in a new trilogy of the “Terminator Movie” franchise. And as he helped resurrect the movie franchise, Christian Bale () stars in “Terminator Salvation,” while McG directs “Terminator 4.” The latest installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
In “T4,” McG’s take weaves science fiction and horror elements into a state-of-the-art action film: “The camera always moves, the imagery is raw and kinetic, the pace is insane. The creative challenge for me will be to bury the effects into the photography but to still protect our big visual moments,” he says.
The “Terminator Salvation Trailer”premiered July 16, 2008.
Wild About Movies has learned that California (USA) Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger did make a cameo appearance in “Terminator 4.”