The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly will feature two covers spotlighting the upcoming Terminator franchise reboot, Terminator: Genisys (no that is not a misspelling). Genisys is the first of three planned films to relaunch the sci-fi property. John Connor is played by Jason Clarke, his loyal lieutenant Kyle Reese will be played by Jai Courtney, with Connor’s mother, Sarah Connor played by Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke and the former Doctor Who, Matt Smith in what looks like an undisclosed role so far. The issue goes on sale this week. Terminator: Genisys is scheduled for a July 1, 2015 release date. (Source: EW)
The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.