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‘Star Trek 3′ Gets July 2016 Release Date

23 December 2014 11:57 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot and Skydance Productions have announced that “Star Trek 3″ will open wide on July 8, 2016.

Justin Lin will direct the movie after he wraps the first two episodes of the second season of HBO’s “True Detective.”

Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto are returning for “Star Trek 3″ along with Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Cho.

Star Trek 3″ will be produced by Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk as well as Orci, while Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg will executive produce.

The 2016 release date coincides with the »

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‘Star Trek 3′ Sets July 8, 2016, Release Date

23 December 2014 11:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures will release “Star Trek 3″ on July 8, 2016 — marking the 50-year anniversary of the television launch of the landmark science-fiction series.

Star Trek 3″ is the first title to be dated for July 8, 2016. Steven Spielberg’s “The Bfg” and Warner Bros.’ live-action “Tarzan” open a week earlier.

The TV series debuted on Sept. 8, 1966, on NBC and aired for three seasons.

Tuesday’s dating announcement came a day after Justin Lin signed on to direct the third installment in Paramount’s rebooted “Star Trek” franchise. The hiring of Lin came two weeks after Roberto Orci backed away from the directing gig.

Orci had been hired for the helming job earlier this year after J.J. Abrams had to exit the sequel due to his commitment to direct Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Abrams directed the first two “Star Trek” reboots in 2009 and 2013.

David Ellison’s Skydance Prods. and Abrams’ Bad Robot are producing. »

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‘Fast & Furious 6′ Helmer Justin Lin to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′

22 December 2014 3:57 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Justin Lin is boarding the USS Enterprise and will direct the third installment in Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek” franchise.

The hiring of Lin came two weeks after Roberto Orci backed away from the directing gig.

Orci had been hired for the helming job after J.J. Abrams had to exit the sequel due to his commitment to direct Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Abrams directed the first two “Star Trek” reboots in 2009 and 2013.

David Ellison’s Skydance Prods. is producing along with Orci and Abrams. Paramount has not yet set a release date for “Star Trek 3″ but speculation has emerged that the studio will release the film in 2016 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the launch of the original “Star Trek” series on TV.

Patrick McKay and John D. Payne worked on the most recent draft of the script.

Lin directed the third, fourth, fifth and »

- Dave McNary

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‘Star Trek 3′ Beams Up ‘Fast and Furious 6′ Director Justin Lin

22 December 2014 3:48 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Justin Lin is set to direct “Star Trek 3″ for Paramount, Skydance Productions and Bad Robot, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.

Lin replaces Roberto Orci on the sci-fi sequel, which he’ll direct after wrapping the first two episodes of the second season of HBO’s “True Detective.”

Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto are returning for “Star Trek 3″ along with Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Cho.

Star Trek 3″ will be produced by Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk as well as Orci, while Skydance’s David Ellison »

- Jeff Sneider

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Warner Bros. Sets Gerard Butler’s ‘Geostorm’ for Oct. 21, 2016

11 December 2014 5:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has dated Gerard Butler’s “Geostorm” for Oct. 21, 2016 — filling the slot vacated due to its decision to push “Jungle Book: Origins” back to 2017.

Geostorm” is the feature directorial debut of Dean Devlin, who teamed with Roland Emmerich to produce 1996’s “Independence Day.” Shooting started earlier this fall.

Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing “Geostorm” with Skydance Productions. Producers are Devlin, Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.

Warner Bros. picked up the project after Skydance developed it. Devlin also wrote “Geostorm,” which centers on a satellite designer who tries to prevent disaster when the world’s climate control satellites fail to function.

Universal has an untitled Blumhouse horror film set for the same slot.

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- Dave McNary

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News Bits: Batman, Terminator, Dory, Ultron

8 December 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Attending the Marrakech International Film Festival to receive a career tribute, acting legend Jeremy Irons briefly teased his role as Bruce Wayne's loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth in the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

The actor admits it is "not a large role" but: "He is quite a different Alfred than we have seen so far. Zack Snyder had very clear views about what he wanted. I would just say he’s more hands-on perhaps than just a butler." [Source: THR]

Terminator Genisys

Arnold Schwarzenegger will reportedly wear pieces from the new 'Lanai Collection' menswear line, basically Hawaiian-style comfortable and breezy clothing that's about as far as you can get from his leather biker look.

Why is this happening? Seems the Lanai Collection is the menswear line from Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison, who also happens to be a producer on the franchise reboot. [Source: THR]

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- Garth Franklin

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Watch: Arnold Is Back In The First Trailer For 'Terminator Genisys' With Emilia Clarke & Jai Courtney

4 December 2014 10:43 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

He’ll be back: Arnold Schwarenegger, that is. Director James Cameron? He offered some free advice, but basically said “thanks, but no thanks” to returning to the “Terminator” franchise he created, in so doing intimating that the franchise installments three and four ruined the series. It’s hard to argue with him after McG’s brutalizing “Terminator Salvation,” which seemed like it nailed the coffin shut in the franchise. But given the brand's value, it’s perhaps naïve to think that it would lay dormant. So after lots of back and forth of ownership, Paramount Studios picked it up, alongside David Ellison of Skydance Productions (Megan Ellison was once involved but eventually backed out). And so it’s a quasi-reboot of the series. “Game Of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor, a role made famous originally by Linda Hamilton, Jai Courtney (“Live Free And Die Hard”) stars as Kyle »

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New Motion Poster Unveiled for Terminator: Genisys Ahead of First Trailer’s Debut

2 December 2014 10:55 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“I’ll be back.” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cyborg warrior will make good on that promise next summer when Paramount unleashes Terminator: Genisys to theaters. New takes on familiar characters like Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese will be featured in the film, with Arnold once again playing a durable T-800. Ahead of the movie’s trailer debut this Thursday, a new face-dissolving motion poster has been released.

Released on TerminatorMovie.com, the motion poster (see below) features a Terminator endoskeleton’s head dissolving into what could be the sands of time. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for the release of the first Terminator: Genisys trailer on Thursday. In the meantime, we have the official plot details of the new Terminator film from the cover story that appeared in an earlier issue of EW:

Sarah Connor isn’t the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. »

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Gerard Butler’s ‘Geostorm’ Casts ‘World War Z’ Actress

18 November 2014 10:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sterling Jerins has joined Gerard Butler in the cast of Warner Bros. and Skydance’s “Geostorm.” Jerins is set to play Hannah Lawson, daughter to Butler’s Jake.

Geostorm” will follow two brothers who set out to simultaneously save the earth from a killer satellite-driven storm and save the president from an assassination attempt.

Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris will also star.

Dean Devlin will direct. Devlin will also serve as producer, along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Rachel Olschan and Marc Roskin.

Jerins appears next in “The Coup” alongside Pierce Brosnan. She is known for her past roles in “World War Z” and “And So It Goes.”

Jerins is repped by ICM Partners, Jeff, Gill, Principal Entertainment La and attorney Dave Feldman.

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More 'Terminator: Genisys' images and details pile on the awkward for Paramount

30 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Working as a studio publicist is not an easy gig. There are plenty of times when you are asked to be an advocate for a product that you know just doesn't work, and when there are hundreds of millions of dollars on the line, the pressure to keep your smile fixed firmly in place is overwhelming. Right now, it must look like Gotham City the day after the Joker dropped Smilex on everyone, because I can't imagine anyone at Paramount or at Skydance, the David Ellison-led production partner on the film, is feeling good about the reaction to this first big blast of publicity. They managed to set it up so that "Entertainment Weekly" would spend a few days rolling out images, probably imagining a wave of goodwill that would carry them right into Halloween weekend. Nope. Today's missteps include a new selection of photos of the cast making »

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Terminator: Genisys - Photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Villain Teased

30 October 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We finally have our first official look at Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800 Terminator in Terminator: Genisys. The guy looks as badass as ever, especially with him in that leather jacket wielding a shotgun. We also have a new behind the scenes photo of a Terminator endoskeleton. In an interview with EW, the cast and crew talk about the film. Emile Clarke was asked about Sarah Connor being raised by a Terminator, to which she replied,

“Oh, she’s just a normal girl growing up in a world with a Terminator for a dad (laughs). What was her first date like? Did he kill many of the dates she brought home?”

I think that's a really interesting concept that could play out well. Producer David Ellison goes on to talk about Skynet's role in the story and how it may have evolved saying,

“Skynet no longer has to break down »

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New 'Terminator: Genisys' Pics, a $170 Million Price Tag, Synthespians and Schwarzenegger Arrogance

30 October 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Yesterday we saw two terrible promo images from Terminator: Genisys, adorning the cover of the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly. Today EW is back with some pictures to go with said cover story and there's a lot of standing around and mouth open screaming whilst gun-shooting and I doubt any of it is going to boost your confidence in the film after yesterday's unfortunately ugly first look. I finally broke down yesterday and read the "twist" and spoilery part of EW's piece, which went as follows: Twist No. 1c Sarah Connor isn't the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. Nor is she Hamilton's steely zero body-fat warrior in 1991's T2. Rather, the mother of humanity's messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she's been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger's Terminator--an older T-800 she calls "Pops"--who »

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Children of the Revolution: An exclusive first look at 'Terminator: Genisys'

30 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Terminator is having a bad day. It's a muggy July afternoon in New Orleans—the temperature is loitering in the triple digits—and Arnold Schwarzenegger is inside a giant warehouse on the grounds of Nasa's Michoud Assembly Facility. Suited up in a black leather jacket with green-painted latex obscuring most of the right side of his face, he is again playing the indelible robot that solidified his place in Hollywood some 30 years ago. So far today the former governor of California has been stepped on and forced to crawl on the ground, and now, as he gasps for breath fighting his opponent, »

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Terminator Genisys First Look Pics

30 October 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A first look at Terminator Genisys has finally arrived.

In September, Paramount Pictures confirmed the release dates for all three films in the new trilogy, beginning with the premiere of Terminator Genisys on July 1, 2015. The second new Terminator film will be released on May 19, 2017, and the trilogy will conclude in the third film, to be released on June 29, 2018.

In EW’s release of the new photos, the article says the film:

“is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the ApesJason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones »

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Terminator: Genisys - EW Offers First Official Look and Story Details

29 October 2014 10:18 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we have our first official look at Terminator: Genisys. It comes in the form of two covers that they released for the magazine, and they feature Emilia Clark as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Connor, and Matt Smith as they will appear in the upcoming sci-fi adventure film. We also have a description of the story for you that you can check out below:

Terminator: Genisys starts in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that »

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Skydance Television Promotes Development Exec

29 October 2014 3:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bill Bost has been promoted to director of development for Skydance Television, the banner behind Wgn America’s “Manhattan” and the upcoming Netflix comedy “Grace and Frankie.”

Bost had been manager of development tasked with overseeing “Grace,” which is now in production with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda starring for debut next year.

Bost moved over from the feature side of Skydance last year after Fox alum Marcy Ross was recruited by Skydance chief David Ellison to launch the TV wing.

“I knew once I met him that his heart belonged in television,” Ross said of Bost. “Bill has been instrumental in attracting talent and along with (VP) Carolyn Harris, is helping to grow the television group into a vital, creative studio.”

Bost started out at Skydance as Ellison’s assistant. Before that, he worked at Martin Chase Prods.

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Terminator: Genisys reveals surprising Sarah Connor plot details

29 October 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Warning: This article contains storyline reveals that some readers may prefer to avoid.

A surprising Terminator: Genisys plot detail has been revealed.

In the forthcoming instalment of the sci-fi series, the character of Sarah Connor will be an orphan raised by Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator.

Terminator: Genisys's Sarah Connor, who will be played by Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, was orphaned at the age of 9 and spent the majority of her life protected by a Terminator who was programmed to protect, rather than kill.

Clarke's Connor will be skilled with a sniper rifle but socially awkward.

Speaking to EW, producer David Ellison said: "Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen.

"But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, 'That's not what I want to do'. It's her decision that drives the story in a very different direction."

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Terminator: Genisys Character Photos & Plot Details

29 October 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“I’ll be back.” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cyborg warrior will make good on that promise next summer when Paramount unleashes Terminator: Genisys to theaters. While familiar characters like Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese will be played by new faces, Arnold brings his stalwart screen presence to the franchise’s next chapter, as mentioned in the film’s recently revealed plot details accompanied by new photos.

In their first look at the next installment of the Terminator franchise, EW debuted a photo of Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor with Jai Courtney’s Kyle Reese on a motorcycle and another picture featuring Jason Clarke’s John Connor next to Matt Smith (Doctor Who) with the T-800 endoskeleton lurking behind them.

The official plot details revealed in the new issue of EW mention that Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a T-800 that has raised and protected Sarah Connor since she was orphaned as a child: »

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This week's cover: First look at 'Terminator: Genisys'

29 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The Terminator is having a bad day. It's a muggy July afternoon in New Orleans—the temperature is loitering in the triple digits—and Arnold Schwarzenegger is inside a giant warehouse on the grounds of Nasa's Michoud Assembly Facility. Suited up in a black leather jacket with green-painted latex obscuring most of the right side of his face, he is again playing the indelible robot that solidified his place in Hollywood some 30 years ago. So far today the former governor of California has been stepped on and forced to crawl on the ground, and now, as he gasps for breath fighting his opponent, »

- Nicole Sperling

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James Cameron explains Terminator ageing

21 October 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Cameron has theorised how the Terminator could continue to age.

The filmmaker revealed the tips he shared with Terminator: Genisys producer David Ellison to explain Arnold Schwarzenegger's change of appearance in the 30 years since the first film.

"I wasn't interested in producing it or working on it actively, but I did want to put in a good word for Arnold," Cameron told Deadline at the 30th anniversary celebration for The Terminator at Los Angeles' Egyptian Theatre.

"I pointed out that the outer covering [of the Terminator] was actually not synthetic, that it was organic and therefore could age. You could theoretically have a Terminator that was sent back in time, missed his target, and ended up just kind of living on in society.

"Because he is a learning computer and has a brain as a central processor he could actually become more human as he went along without getting discovered."

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