"Terminator: Genesis," the forthcoming fifth film in the popular sci-fi action franchise, is headed for New Orleans. Pre-production was expected to get underway in New Orleans this week, with principal photography set to run from April 21 to Aug. 1.
Directed by "Thor: The Dark World" filmmaker Alan Taylor, the project will see Arnold Schwarzenegger return to the role that helped him become a household name. In addition, Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") will reportedly co-star.
It is one of a number of major franchises set to shoot in Louisiana in coming months. The superhero reboot "The Fantastic Four" will begin shooting March 24 in Baton Rouge, and "Jurassic World" is expected to shoot in Louisiana -- likely New Orleans -- starting in early June.
The "Terminator" franchise started in 1984 with the now-iconic film directed by James Cameron. It went on to spawn two direct sequels as well as a television series. In 2009, the fourth film in the franchise, "Terminator: Salvation," landed in theaters, intended as a reboot, but legal troubles halted further development temporarily. "Terminator: Genesis," which has been described as another attempt at a franchise reboot, is scheduled to land in theaters on July 1, 2015. Plot details have not been revealed.
The project will mark a return to New Orleans for Schwarzenegger, who shot "Escape Plan" in town with Sylvester Stallone in 2012, as well as for Clarke, who stars in the locally shot "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," due in theaters on July 11.
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