I’ll be honest here and admit that it’s not the return of Arnie or the fact that the Terminator franchise is getting a fourth chance that draws me to the upcoming Terminator: Genisys. It’s that the film has plenty of great actors in it, including the criminally underrated JK Simmons. That’s an actor who makes any role worth watching on the big screen. And according to him, Genisys won’t just be a film with a terrible name. It’ll be a love film with a terrible name. And killer robots.
Speaking to ComingSoon, Simmons explained his enthusiasm for the rebootening quasi-sequel film:
It’s a gigantic movie and that was such a surprise when they sent that to me and asked me to do it. I thought ‘Well, obviously it’s a gigantic movie and on that level, it’s something most actors would want to be a part of, but is it just going to be the formulaic yadda-yadda-yadda then cut to the stuff blowing up?’ But I found the script to be really much more intelligent and fun and funny and well-rounded and heart-felt. It’s a love story. It’s a really interesting script. They got great actors. I wrapped that in August, so that was another movie that ended up being really satisfying on all levels. I have a much smaller part in that but it was really a fun thing to be a part of.
And expect to see Simmons sharing a lot of screen time with Schwarzenegger in the movie:
Yeah, most of my stuff was with Jai Courtney and Emilia Clarke and Arnold was very involved — or rather, I was involved in a fair amount of stuff with Arnold. I spent very little time actually with Jason Clarke, but yeah I got to work with all four of the leads of the film. From the table read on, I was just favorably impressed by everybody’s work. Also everybody’s attitude and what they brought to work with them every day and how there was no BS and diva tantrums. It was a good experience overall.
Terminator Genisys reboots the franchise essentially, and it also stars Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese. The holy trinity of Terminator films then.
Last Updated: October 3, 2014