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Terminator Salvation Starts Filming, Website Launching (Soon!)

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Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins has started production in the New Mexico desert, with Christian Bale and Sam Worthington on board to star in the film as John Connor and Marcus Wright, respectively. The movie website is currently a blank page, but there's a strong possibility it will launch sometime tomorrow. (So keep refreshing, fanboys!) Directed by McG, the man responsible for the cultural institution known as The O.C., Terminator Salvation will be set in 2018 where John Connor is fighting Skynet to ensure the future he's destined for.

However, a mysterious man by the name of Marcus Wright appears, and was not part of the prophecy known to Connor. As Connor figures out whether the amnesiac man came from the past or future, the two begin a quest to exterminate Skynet once and for all.

The film also features Anton Yelchin (Charlie Bartlett), singer/songwriter/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg (Science of Sleep), Top 10 MC/actor Common (Smoking Aces) and Moon Bloodgood and Jadagrace, whoever the hell they are. [Terminator]

directed by McG begins production in New Mexico.

Film to star Sam Worthington and Christian Bale.

Burbank, CA May 22, 2008 - "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins," starring Sam Worthington and Christian Bale, began principal photography on May 5, 2008, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Halcyon Company Presentation of a Moritz Borman Production of a McG Film, "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" is directed by McG from a script by Michael Ferris and John Brancato. The film is being produced by Moritz Borman, Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek and Jeffrey Silver and executive produced by Peter D. Graves, Bahman Naraghi, Mario F. Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna, Joel B. Michaels, Dan Lin and Jeanne Allgood.

Warner Bros. Pictures is handling all U.S. and Canadian distribution rights for the film, with Sony Pictures Entertainment handling distribution rights in most international territories (excluding Korea and select Mideast territories).

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.

"Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" marks the latest installment of the multi-billion dollar Terminator franchise and will be the first film in a new Terminator trilogy. The film is scheduled for a North American theatrical release May 22, 2009. The Halcyon Company acquired all Terminator franchise rights in May 2007.

Principal photography is taking place at the Albuquerque Studios and on location throughout New Mexico.

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