Paramount Pictures released the trailer for Terminator Genisys Thursday, and the clip has already garnered over eight million views on YouTube.
The film is the first of a planned remake/prequel/sequel/reboot trilogy, and Genisys is set to be released on July 1, 2015. The two sequels have the scheduled release dates of May 19, 2017 and June 29, 2018, respectively.
The synopsis of the film reads, "The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever."
Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his iconic role as the Terminator T-800 model, and the trailer features a new Sarah Conner (played by Emilia Clarke), a new Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) and a new, heavily scarred John Connor (Jason Clarke). A new, liquid metal T-1000 model is played by South Korean actor Byung-hun Lee.
Here is the trailer:
Fans of the Terminator series seem a bit skeptical over the latest reworking of the cash-cow franchise:
Haven't seen a lot of excitement online about that Terminator: Genysis trailer. I think there's a good reason for that.
— Andrew Griffith (@glovestudios) December 5, 2014
So the entire thrust of Terminator: Genysis is that we're going to retcon the two *good* Terminator movies? #lame
— Lindsay Ellis (@thelindsayellis) December 5, 2014
Terminator Genesis, as it should have been. pic.twitter.com/EnnHokF0vF
— Serpico (@The_Pi_Show) December 5, 2014
Judging by the title alone, the new Terminator movie is about a happy hour stripper. #genysis
— Justin Martindale (@justmartindale) December 5, 2014
All in all, the trailer does feature a scene in which Schwarzenegger dives into helicopter blades.
Photo: terminator genysis- one tracked mind! by nebezial http://t.co/vJKJ1981Zj
— stjepan sejic (@stjepansejic) December 5, 2014
Terminator Genysis was directed by Alan Taylor, and written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. The film had a budget of roughly $170 million.