As you likely saw yesterday, production has officially commenced on Alan Taylor's TERMINATOR: GENESIS in New Orleans. But is that the actual title of the film?
Today Paramount Pictures issued a press release announcing the start of filming. Interestingly, they refer to the film simply as TERMINATOR, or in one case "TERMINATOR reboot." This suggests the folks at Paramount are leaving their options open when it comes to the official title.
For our purposes, we'll likely continue referring to the film as TERMINATOR: GENESIS because, hell, that's better than TERMINATOR 5 or even just TERMINATOR (I really hope they don't ultimately go either route). But so you're aware, by this time next year we could very well be calling it something else entirely.
Here's the official release:
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that principal photography is officially underway on the “TERMINATOR” reboot, directed by Alan Taylor (“THOR: THE DARK WORLD,” “Game of Thrones”). The film is shooting in New Orleans. The new film is written by Laeta Kalogridis (“AVATAR,” “SHUTTER ISLAND”) and Patrick Lussier (“DRIVE ANGRY”). David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (“WORLD WAR Z,” “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”) of Skydance Productions are producing. Executive producers are Skydance’s Paul Schwake (“WORLD WAR Z,” “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”), Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison (“AMERICAN HUSTLE,” “HER”), Kalogridis and Lussier. “TERMINATOR” stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (“THE EXPENDABLES 1 & 2,” “TERMINATOR 1, 2 & 3”), Jason Clarke (“THE GREAT GATSBY,” “ZERO DARK THIRTY”), Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Jai Courtney (“DIVERGENT,” “JACK REACHER”), J.K. Simmons (“MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN,” “UP IN THE AIR”), Dayo Okeniyi (“THE HUNGER GAMES,” “THE SPECTACULAR NOW”), and Byung Hun Lee (“RED 2,” “G.I. JOE: RETALIATION”). The “TERMINATOR” franchise launched in 1984 with Schwarzenegger as the title character and spanned three subsequent films, which have earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Paramount will distribute the film worldwide on July 1, 2015.