Though fans got their first look at Terminator: Dark Fate back in May, Paramount Pictures utilized the anniversary of the Terminator franchise’s fictional Judgement Day (August 29, 1997) to unleash a full-length trailer for their highly anticipated film.
Though Dark Fate is technically the sixth film in the franchise, it serves as a direct sequel to the hugely successful first two films: Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. While ignoring the other three as existing within alternate timelines, the film looks to return the sluggish franchise to its glory days, complete with the return of Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, and James Cameron (as producer).
Dark Fate takes place 27 years after the events of Judgement Day. A new, highly modified Terminator (Gabriel Luna) has been sent from the future by Skynet to kill Dani Ramos (Natalie Reyes), a hybrid cyborg human (Mackenzie Davis), and her entourage of friends. Fortunately for them, Sarah Connor wants to help.
Though there are still many questions as to whether Carter, Schwarzenegger, and Cameron can revive the lacking IP, you can’t deny the trailer’s effectiveness. Tim Miller (Deadpool) steps behind the camera, infusing his style with haunting visuals and incredible special effects. Let’s hope that the narrative is equally as impressive. The last thing we need is another Rise of the Machines.
Terminator: Dark Fate fights its way into theaters November 1.