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Sarah Connor Returns in First-Look Image from new ‘Terminator’ Film

Coming back in 2019

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The women of the next Terminator installment are front and center in a first-look image released from Paramount Pictures this week. The studio released the image to tease the upcoming film, which currently still doesn’t have a title.

From left to right you see Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos;” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace;” and Terminator vet Linda Hamilton returning to her iconic character “Sarah Connor”. The untitled, in-production sequel to James Cameron’s original Terminator films will open in U.S. theatres on November 22, 2019. The film itself is being directed Tim Miller, the same director that brought us the original “Deadpool” movie. The film will star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.

The Terminator franchise has had a few ups and downs in the past. The original 1984 hit opened at number-one with a $4M debut before grossing over $78M worldwide. “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” was an instant hit for the studio, opening with $31M before grossing $520M worldwide. That film still stands as the highest-grossing Terminator installment ever made and is often considered the fan-favorite of the entire franchise. In 2003 “Terminator: Rise of the Machines” set a new opening record with $44M but the film fell short of beating the sequel’s global box-office total when it capped at $433M. That’s when things started to go downhill for the franchise. “Terminator Salvation” made $42M on opening weekend before grossing $371M worldwide, and “Terminator: Genisys” only made $27M on opening weekend before it left theaters with a $440M box-office total. “Terminator: Genisys” still manage to bring in over $440M worldwide, which is no small task, but that was thanks in large part to overseas box-office sales. The film opened at number-three domestically, buried under Disney’s “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” in 2015. The studio had hoped to rejuvenate the franchise with new talent for “Terminator: Genisys” and brought in Arnold Schwarzenegger to star alongside Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, and J.K. Simmons.

James Cameron and David Ellison are producing this new film, with Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Tim Miller, John Kelly, and Edward Cheng serving as Executive Producers on the project.