Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is the new trilogy scheduled for production with a storyline emphasis on John Connor, played by Christian Bale and directed by James Cameron.
“He’s really an actor’s actor, so we’re very proud,” said Victor Kubicek of film company Halcyon. Charlie’s Angels director McG is directing the new film, which is due to be released on 22 May 2009.
“Christian was our first choice and he’s a big fan of The Terminator, so we’re very lucky,” Kubicek told the BBC at the Cannes Film Festival.
“But with Batman he’s already done the whole franchise thing, so we weren’t sure he’d respond.”
Luckily, said Kubicek’s business partner Derek Anderson, “he read the script and he loved it, so he’s signed on for all three.”
“We can’t talk about the story points at all,” said Kubicek, adding the project was being kept strictly under wraps. “Not everyone gets to see the script. They only see the part of the script that’s relevant to the job they’re doing.”