New ‘Terminator Salvation’ Story Details Emerge

Producer James Middleton talks about the upcoming film.

SciFi Wire has just posted an interview with Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins producer James Middleton. In it, he unveils some of the secrets behind the film.

Middleton states, "It's post-apocalyptic. It's set after the events of [Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines], where we see the nuclear exchange at the end of the movie, and we show what the world is like after this event, and we show how people try to deal in a post-apocalyptic world. And we introduce a new character, who becomes very important to the resistance and to John Connor, a new hero. It's really about the birth of a new hero."

About John Conner, James says, I would look at him as a character that is introduced and that will grow in the second and third movies of the trilogy."

He also chimes in on Arnold Schwarzenegger's involvement in the film, "He has been approached, and in the early days of our development of T4, one of our producers, Andy Vajna, who's a good friend of his, spoke to him about doing a cameo. This was even before he was governor. But we know now that he is governor, he's got priorities that are above doing movies."

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is scheduled for release in 2009.

Terminator Salvation was released May 21st, 2009 and stars Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Moon Bloodgood, Helena Bonham Carter, Anton Yelchin, Jadagrace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common. The film is directed by McG.

Sources: Sci Fi Wire
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  1. Ders

    I think it would be a huge mistake to have T800's in the first of the new movies especially if it is set right after the apocalypse. In the original story line it took decades of engineering on cyberdyne's part to create several series of Terminators... the first:T-100 we sall in Terminator3: Rise of the Machines, then there are many others inculding the T400's and the T600's which where humanoid but had fake rubber skin... If they start out directly after the nuclear war with technology that doesn't exist yet, it just won't make sense or feel right.
    I am a huge fan of James Cameron and his legacy that HE created. What ever storyline Holywood decides to go with will be seriously jacked up if they were to place T800's in this first film... They have to show some sort of continuity of evolution with the Terminator models, and to that extent there would also be no reason to include Arnold in any of the new films but the last since he is only one of many models (model 101) of the series T800 we should have a chance to see other models of the T800's as well, like The Rock could play one or even Sylvester Stallone... he was ripped in his new Rambo flick.
    I just hope that the first of these new movies show the T400's which look kida like Robocop or the Cylons with an armored exoskeleton then maybe see some T600's in the second movie then the T800's and T900's and even a couple of T1000's running around in the third movie. I think that would do justice to the original idea and storyline that James Cameron created.

    7 years agoby @dersFlag

  2. a.everson

    It would be nice to have arnold and yes it will feel different not having him in the movie. however, his absence won't necessarily taint the movie. I'm sure the storyline and special effects will be amazing. So, just set aside the fact that arnold might not be in this movie and when it comes out go see it with an open mind.

    7 years agoby @a-eversonFlag

  3. red_empty

    I still say to have a 3 movies combine into the 4th one showing on how the terminators went back and all that blah blah blah, sure arnold ccoooouuuld maybe do a camoe but not stearing away from the somewhat story line of John Conner and so forth, but their commandors or command line, what ever you call it, they died in the third so they would slowly disappear in the fourth....who ever has an open mind should understand what is said sheesh

    7 years agoby @red-emptyFlag


    yeah i agree they need Arnold. I have said that from the beginning. but at this point they need more than just Arnold. The war has already begun. You need more than one terminator for the war. Its not all the humans against Two Terminators. I wish there was a wy to get Arnold but i dont think he is going to do it.

    7 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. nabila

    oohh!!! i can't wait 2 watch the movie. i miss the movie soo much. thank god they will be filming the 4th movie.

    7 years agoby @nabilaFlag


    i think they need to have the robots for sure. and alot of them. but then have a few people in the skinned version of the robots. remember this is derectly following the other movie. They havent created all the terminators with the human skin yet. So yes in a way. but they really have alot of bugiting to do for this kind of movie. after all they are at war with MACHINES. but they definitely need a few big, yet talented people to come and play the NEWLY designed human skinned terminators.

    7 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  7. erncrazy

    they should have the terminators without there skin just robot form in the movie and have fake clones of Arnold saying there gunna send them back in time to handle some dirty work or some bullsh*t because any terminator movie without havin Arnold to do somthing with it will most likely bomb

    7 years agoby @erncrazyFlag


    well is seems that John Connor will be in it at some point and thats good. But i think Vin Deisel would be fine actualy. I think there are probably better choices out there. but I cant say i think he would do a bad job witht the role. and actually they honestly wouldnt really need just one. there is no more sending terminators back in time. the war has already started. they will be developing multiple human skinned terminators so they would probably want to ahve a few people to come in and play the terminators.

    7 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. justinishulk

    Vin Deisel play the new Terminator???
    i don't think everybody not goin want him to be
    the new Terminator.
    Please have hulk play the new Terminator.LOL!

    7 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  10. justinishulk

    Hey... i am tired to hear the all craps... firstly they saids that Arnold Schwarzenegger will Not Be Back for Terminator 4, secondly: Terminator 4 Is on Hold, thirdly: Schwarzenegger May Make Cameo in Terminator 4 and Now is Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 4?..... without Arnold, this is goin to be sucks, that it is...

    7 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  11. G-reg

    This moive is gonna suck so bad.

    7 years agoby @g-regFlag

  12. kyle_hannah

    Christian Bale is in it i will definatly see it. McG's movies' are stupid but entertaining lol XXX was good cheesy fun.

    7 years agoby @kyle-hannahFlag

  13. T.Clark

    This sounds like it COULD be a good movie and story if done right. With McG, I don't know if it's gonna be done right.

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  14. LEO: Lord Epsilon Omega

    Sounds cool. But I'm not going to judge this movie before I see it. I've liked all the Terminator movies so far, so I'm pretty sure (or at least hoping) that this one will be cool too.

    7 years agoby @epsalonFlag

  15. ed_wood

    Not interested in this at all.

    7 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  16. justinishulk

    yea... i agree with you (killahmovie24)

    7 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  17. killahmovie24

    aaagggggghhh geeettt dooowwwwnnn- this movie will blow!!!!!!

    7 years agoby @killahmovie24Flag

  18. CelluloidDreams

    Ok, the plot sounds interesting! But I agree, I'm worried....McG has me worried too!

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag


    The thing that has me most worried about this one is the director. McG sucks ass.

    7 years agoby @cerealkillerFlag


    Above movies, bite your tongue.

    7 years agoby @cerealkillerFlag

  21. wizdome

    I'm Tooo Bizzeee Wiz CaliFooornnia For Ziz Moofie![Arnie voice]

    7 years agoby @wizdomeFlag

  22. CUPID

    ok sounds good.

    7 years agoby @cupidFlag

  23. Rama's SCREEN

    Sounds like a good plan.
    The question now is... who's gonna play who?
    And there better be a chick in this movie :)

    7 years agoby @ramasscreen-comFlag

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