Arnold Schwarzenegger might back, but Emilia Clarke is the one everyone should be looking at. The first trailer for "Terminator Genisys" was released on Thursday (Dec. 4), and from the looks of it, the"Game of Thrones" star has officially said goodbye to her white wig and pet dragons and picked up, well, a lot of amo. "Terminator Genisys" is set to follow an alternate path from the first "Terminator" film, and will see Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) travel back in time to save Sarah Connor (Clarke), who, unlike the original story, has a plan of her own and is already waiting for him to arrive. RELATED: James Cameron made Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Terminator Genisys' happen In the trailer, John Connor (Jason Clarke) can be seen sending Kyle on his mission to save his mother, but things quickly change when Sarah utters the famous line, "Come with me if you want to live" to Kyle.... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/msnj6CIeh78/terminator_genisys_first_trailer_emilia_clarke_arnold_schwarzenegger-2014-12
Slowly but surely, development on the Avatar sequels continues to progress. While James Cameron ‘s past filmography tells us that the filmmaker will take as long as he pleases in between projects, we’ve seen numerous deadlines come and go for when Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 are expected to begin filming and finally hit theaters. The most recent timeline has Zoe Saldana saying that she thinks production will finally begin in early 2014 , and while Cameron has been hard at work on the screenplays for the past few years, it appears that he’s enlisting a little help to get the script for Avatar 2 in tip-top shape before production (hopefully) gets underway. Hit the jump for more. Read More... http://collider.com/avatar-2-news-josh-friedman/
Another former Fox sci-fi fan favorite is heading to cable: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been picked up by Syfy. EW can exclusively report that Syfy has gained the rights to all 31 episodes of the series, which ran for two seasons on Fox from 2008-09. This will mark the first time the show has aired off broadcast. The news comes on the heels of Science Channel making waves by picking up Fox’s cult fave Firefly . Sarah Conner Chronicles will launch on Syfy on Thursday, April 7 at 9 p.m., with an airing of Terminator 3 for a lead-in. Its regular time slot will be Thursdays from 7 to 11 p.m. (So, yes, four episodes in a row!) Read More... http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02/22/syfy-sarah-connor-chronicles-exclusive/
The Terminator Rights Have Been Sold! The saga of the Terminator rights sale just can't stop pushing out the twists. The auction to decide the new owners ended on Monday and the winner was neither of the heavy hitters that had been aiming to nab the franchise - Lionsgate and Sony - but Pacificor, which swooped in and bid $29.5 million. Pacifi-who? is what you're probably wondering right now. After all, it sounds like a sinister conglomerate run by machines; maybe a front for SkyNet. However, it would actually be the hedge fund group responsible for forcing rights holders Halcyon to hold the sale in the first place, since it held the majority debt owed by the Halcyon team. But before this becomes an issue of Cinema Accounting Quarterly, let's get back to the fun stuff. While Deadline Hollywood reports that Pacificor arrived at the auction like the lead character in a thriller, with a bulging wallet and a need to prevail, Sony and Lionsgate actually joined forces to try to compete, only to drop out once the hedge fund's team showed its willingness to pay any amount to secure the rights. And according to the LA Times, the story doesn't finish there. Pacificor, which has zero experience making or marketing movies, is now in negotiations with Lionsgate and Sony, no doubt figuring it can get a hefty extra payment out of the two studios. So what does this mean for John Connor and co, and for us as moviegoers? For now, very little: if the Lionsgate/Sony pact participants can wrangle their own deal, we'll be seeing more Terminator movies as soon as they can figure out want they want to do (focus on the characters and leave the effects as secondary in a back-to-basics approach, apparently). Otherwise? It'll all be back in legal limbo... Source Here
Lena Headey has locked a new destination in her TV career. The Sarah Connor of Fox's recently-canceled " Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles " moves on to an HBO pilot called "Game of Thrones" which is adapted from George R.R. Martin's book series of the same name. It is a fantasy chronicling the battle among seven kings and two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne. Headey will be Queen Cersei of House Lennister. A wife of King Robert, Cersei is "every bit as smart, cunning and devious as the powerful men around her." She is the sister of twin brother Jamie Lannister whom she is having an incestuous relationship with in the book. The show, however, will follow largely Ned Stark who leaves his home to serve the king. HBO has not picked it up as a series and has not determined a premiere date but the shooting will begin shortly in Ireland. Other actors cast in the show are Mark Addy, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sean Bean and Jennifer Ehle. Lena Headey is the latest "Terminator" star to get a new casting role following the cancellation. Summer Glau has a recurring role in " Dollhouse ", Thomas Dekker is going to "A Nightmare on Elm Street" while Brian Austin Green is taking guest starring role in " Smallville ". Source Here
Game of Thrones has completed casting the main characters, bringing onboard an actress who has quickly accumulated a lot of geek cred in the past two years. 300's Lena Heady, who most recently starred as the non-Terminator title character on the terrific Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (we're still bitter, damn it!) has joined the cast of the HBO pilot as Cersei Lannister. Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan reported the news, noting that Cersei is, "a woman of royal blood who is every bit as smart, cunning and devious as the powerful men around her." While HBO has not officially ordered Game of Thrones as a series, they're clearly putting a lot of work into the pilot â which will be shot in Ireland and also stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sean Bean, Jennifer Ehle and Mark Addy. Heady will be heard this fall as the voice of The Super Hero Squad Show's version of Marvel's Black Widow.
" Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles " is not so dead after all. Talks are still active to bring back the show as a final curtain call for the fans, although it may no longer be a series. Thomas Dekker aka John Connor revealed in an interview with TV Addict that it may as well be a direct-to-DVD movie. "They've spoken about doing a TV movie," the 22-year-old said. "Well, not a TV movie, but kind of like a direct-to-DVD movie. Obviously it's difficult because the show is based on a movie and they just had one come out, so it's kind of hard to make a movie with our show because everyone has kind of forgotten about us. But they're hoping, at least when I spoke to [Producer] James Middleton that's where they are with it." "TTSCC" was officially canceled in mid May following two low-rating seasons while it's Friday partner in midseason, " Dollhouse ", which also experienced the same problem was given another chance. "In the end, it really came down to DOLLHOUSE or us and that was sort of what happened. I think we were too expensive and DOLLHOUSE was a lot cheaper," Dekker revealed his theory. Also in the interview, Dekker spilled on what might happen if a third season was ordered. "...I mean it was going to be really interesting because there were questions in the future like is Sarah Connor at the age she would be in the future or is she already dead?," he teased, adding that his relationship with Allison and Cameron may also be explored further. Off from his terminator duty, Thomas Dekker is taking feature movie roles in "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and in an indie called "All About Evil". Source Here
EW took it upon themselves to do a poll on the hottest of hotties in Sci-fi 2009, so check out what they came up with! Tricia Helfer Number Six on Battlestar Galactica If the face of the enemy were always this attractive, armed conflict would be a very different scenario. Sure, humanity would still probably get wiped out, but maybe we'd go with a smile on our collective. The full list of Sci-fi hotties 2009
James Middleton, an executive producer on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles , has shed light on where the Fox series was heading, had it not been terminated. In what would be the series' last moments, John Connor (played by Thomas Dekker) had traveled with Catherine Weaver to a time when the war against the machines was in full tilt. There, the lad came face to face with Brian Austin Green's Derek Reese, who surprisingly failed to recognize humankind's "savior" either by face or name. Did John's time jump basically delete his legacy from the annals of man-vs.-SkyNet history? "I think that's the right interpretation," Middleton told SciFiWire.com. "By jumping into this future, he has erased his existence in a certain way. We see that nobody recognizes him." There was, however, a "knowing glance" when John set his sights on Allison (played by Summer Glau), the resistance fighter whose visage would be used to create Cameron, the Terminator who in Seasons 1 and 2 helped saved the Connor clan's bacon. "John's look to her is very meaningful," says Middleton. "That would have been a great thing [to explore] in terms of dramatic potential." Even more dramatically, John's new and "ordinary" status may have altered his ultimate destiny in this time paradoxically altered future. "If we had gotten a third season, we definitely would have explored what it all meant," says Middleton. Source Here
For fans of the the canceled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles , you might enjoy the following post that creator Josh Friedman made on his blog about the experience of being on the bubble and ultimately getting canceled: BOY IN THE BUBBLE Laced with insight and profanity.