Warner Bros sent out a press release announcing the start of production on Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, and in it there were some new casting tidbits, along with a synopsis.
In the highly anticipated new installment of “The Terminator” film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, 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.
The film also stars Anton Yelchin as Kyle Reese, Charlotte Gainsbourg as Kate Connor, Moon Bloodgood as Blair Williams, Common as Barnes, and Jadagrace as Star.
The synopsis points out that Charlotte Gainsbourg (The Science of Sleep, 21 Grams) has been cast as Kate Connor. It is believed that Kate Conner used to be called Kate Brewster and was played by Claire Danes in Terminator 3. This means that the Kate and John Conner, played by Christian Bale, have got married since we last saw them.
Filming is taking place now at New Mexico, and Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins will hit the big screen on May 22nd 2009.