Production on the latest Terminator film is set to begin this April and unlike the previous entry, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be returning to the franchise, presumably as one of the titular robots. Speaking at a fan even at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus (via The Arnold Fans), Schwarzenegger was very optimistic about the shoot and gave some new details about locations and his thoughts on the script.
“We start filming in the middle or in the end of April and it will be a four or four-and-a-half month long shoot. We will be filming it in New Orleans with some of it in San Francisco and maybe a little of it in LA but most of it will be done in New Orleans. I’m really looking forward to that because as you know, the last time when they did the Terminator, it was when I was Governor and so I couldn’t be in that movie but now I’m back again and they are very excited about having me in the film… The script is fantastic so I’m really looking forward to this film.”
The first in a stand-alone trilogy, the new Terminator will also star Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, and Jai Courtney. David Ellison will produce with Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) attached to write the screenplay.
Set to be directed by Thor: The Dark World‘s Alan Taylor, the film will open in theaters on July 1, 2015.