While nothing about the film's plot is still officially known, next summer's Terminator reboot - entitled Terminator: Genesis - is gearing up for filming starting next month and now word comes that the always great J.K. Simmons (most well-known for the original Spider-Man trilogy) is in-talks to join the cast.
Simmons would play 'weary and alcoholic detective who has followed a bizarre case involving Sarah Connor and robots for more than three decades (since 1984 which, not coincidentally, is the year the original movie, directed by James Cameron, was released).'
The report of Simmons signing on also notes that this new film 'will thread together multiple ideas from the previous movies as it relaunches the story of a cyborg from a future where computers gained intelligence and waged war against mankind.'
Even though I think Simmons joining the cast is a great thing as the guy is a fantastic actor, I'm still curious as to what and how exactly this film will play out. We've known for months that this reboot will tie in both the original 1984 film and it's 1991 sequel, but now with word coming that Simmon's character has been following the case for 'three decades', it's almost baffling as to how this will all come together post-1991 as it was assumed the 2003 threequel and 2009 future world entry were being ignored.
Regardless, this whole damn thing has me curious so let's see where it goes.
Terminator: Genesis - to be directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in his title role, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Connor, and now J.K. Simmons - is set to open July 1st, 2015.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter