'Terminator 5' Movie News: Filming to Begin in New Orleans with Arnold Schwarzenegger; Start Date Announced [VIDEO]

Pre-production for filming for the fifth instalment in the Terminator series will begin in New Orleans on April 21.

The film's -- which has been titled Terminator: Genesis -- stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will be playing the role of a superhuman protector of the Connor family, and Emilia Clarke, who has been cast for the part of Sarah Connor, have filmed in New Orleans in the past.

Schwarzenegger has filmed in New Orleans for Escape Plan and Clarke shot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in the state.

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Clarke beat out several other actresses for the coveted part, including Brie Larson (The Spectacular Now), Tatliana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street).

Pre-production will begin with principal photography, which will take place from April 21 to Aug. 1.

Jason Clarke is being rumored as playing the role of John Connor in the film.

The director of the film, Alan Taylor, had previously suggested that his inspirations for the reboot were derived from the Batman series

Taylor spoke about how much he loved the first two films in the Terminator franchise.

"We all love the first two and I actually went back and watched them again and my respect level only went up for those first two," he said of The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

The director went on to speak of a similar franchise being an inspiration for the fifth Terminator, suggesting that two films in the Batman franchise were "wonderful."

Terminator 5 is scheduled to release in July 2015.

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