This summer has been a dog at the movies. The new Indiana Jones was less than enthralling, and everything else has been, well, underwhelming. So when I was pointed in the direction of a teaser trailer for Terminator Salvation I was more than excited. It’s too bad it’s not due out until 2009. At least, maybe, there is hope….
Terminator Salvation is directed by a guy named McG. He is an executive producer for two television series—“Supernatural” and “Chuck.” He also directed the 2006 feature film We Are Marshall, and overall has an impressive list of credits over at IMDB. It stars Christian Bale, and was written by John D. Brancato and Michael Ferris.
The plot summary over at IMDB reads:
Set in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor (Bale) is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
Disclaimer. I enjoyed the computer animated feature Wall-E, and I have some hope in the new Batman film, although I haven’t seen it, so the summer movie fare isn’t a complete bust. I hope.