Following Skydance Production's previous Facebook post, the company and Paramount Pictures have now officially announced the start of principal photography on what they are calling 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, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Byung Hun Lee.
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.