New details have emerged about Terminator Salvation. The Memorial Weekend release will actually have midnight screenings starting Wednesday, May 20th, before its official theatrical release on Thursday. Along with that, Warner Bros. has released a bushel of new images from the sequel, sure to whet the appetite of any true-blue sci-fi fan.
Here is the official synopsis of Terminator Salvation, which gives some insight into what you can expect as far as story line in the upcoming film.
The year is 2018.
Judgment Day has come and gone, leveling modern civilization. An army of Terminators roams the post-apocalyptic landscape, killing or collecting humans where they hide in the desolate cities and deserts. But small groups of survivors have organized into a Resistance, hiding in underground bunkers and striking when they can against an enemy force that vastly outnumbers them.
Controlling the Terminators is the artificial intelligence network Skynet, which became self-aware 14 years earlier and, in the blink of an eye, turned on its creators, unleashing nuclear annihilation on an unsuspecting world.
Only one man saw Judgment Day coming. One man, whose destiny has always been intertwined with the fate of human existence: John Connor (Christian Bale).
Now the world is on the brink of the future that Connor has been warned about all his life. But something totally new has shaken his belief that humanity stands a chance of winning this war: the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger from the past whose last memory is of being on death row before awakening in this strange, new world.
Connor must decide whether Marcus can be trusted. But as Skynet adapts new strategies to end the Resistance forever, Connor and Marcus must find common ground to take a stand against the onslaught–to infiltrate Skynet and meet the enemy head-on.
The Halcyon Company presents a Moritz Borman Production, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, a McG Film, Terminator Salvation. McG (Charlie’s Angels, We Are Marshall) directed the film from a screenplay by John Brancato & Michael Ferris (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines).
Terminator Salvation was produced by Moritz Borman, Jeffrey Silver, Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson. Peter D. Graves, Dan Lin, Jeanne Allgood, Joel B. Michaels, Mario F. Kassar and Andrew G. Vajna served as executive producers. Chantal Feghali co-produced the film and James Middleton was associate producer.
The film stars Christian Bale (The Dark Knight), Sam Worthington (Avatar), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Moon Bloodgood (What Just Happened), Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), Common (Wanted), Jane Alexander (The Unborn) and Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince).
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes cinematographer Shane Hurlbut (We Are Marshall), production designer Martin Laing (Pearl Harbor), Oscar-winning editor Conrad Buff (Titanic), costume designer Michael Wilkinson (Watchmen), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Charles Gibson (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), and animatronics supervisor John Rosengrant of Stan Winston Studio. The music is by four-time Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman (Milk, Big Fish, Good Will Hunting, Men in Black).
Click on the image below to see the entire gallery of over 50 shots from the film.