As filming for Terminator 5: Genesis is underway, fans are looking for any details that they can get on the look and feel of the movie, that the art conceptualization for the reboot might borrow a page from the new Mad Max adapatation.
As the first look for Mad Max: Fury Road, which stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, was revealed via Entertainment Weekly's July cover, the dark and gritty semblance of a ravaged place is effectively captured. The designer behind Terminator: Salvation had actually suggested that he was inspired by the original Mad Max when working on the second instalment of the James Cameron movie.
In June it was reported that Salvation's designer Victor Martinez will be coming on board to supervise the artwork for Genesis, which means the visuals could go the Mad Max route again. Also, Salvation also had multiple cyborgs as will Terminator: Genesis, so Martinez has some good experience to go by.
The new film is being directed by Alan Taylor and Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his role as the iconic mean machine. Jai Courtney will be playing Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke will be portraying the part of John Connor, and Emilia Clarke will play Sarah Connor. Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) will be playing Detective Cheung, who will "arrest Kyle and Sarah when they arrive in 2017."
While it had been suggested that the film will be a reboot, that is not exactly true. It has been reported that Terminator: Genesis will rewind to the first two films in the series and will move back and forth in the plot with the help of time travel scenes.
Another very interesting aspect of this film is the fact that the cyborg will age. Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that the Terminator won't defy mortality for the very first time.
"The way that the character is written, it's a machine underneath," he said. "It's this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator's flesh ages, just like any other human being's flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages."
Terminator 5 is scheduled to release in July 2015.
Mad Max: Fury Road will release in May 2015.
Watch the trailer for The Terminator: