This week, Paramount Pictures brought Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton to Las Vegas for its Terminator: Dark Fate presentation, with the studio pulling back the curtain on the sixth instalment in the sci-fi action series.
During the panel, Hamilton explained why she was tempted back to the franchise, reprising her role as Sarah Connor for the first time since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day (of which Dark Fate is a direct sequel).
“It has been nearly 30 years since I last stepped into the shoes of Sarah Connor, a character who definitely changed my life,” said Hamilton. “And only a script, a story, a director like this could bring me back into this world — a perfect confluence of events. Once in a lifetime, or maybe twice, an event comes along that you cannot turn away from. And for me, this is that moment.”
While Paramount opted against an online release for the footage it screened to those in attendance, Entertainment Weekly provided the following description of what was seen:
“The footage followed Mackenzie Davis’ new Terminator as she arrives naked in Mexico City, falling from a bridge and taking out a whole crew of police officers. A later clip centered on Davis and Natalia Reyes’ characters as they were cornered by Diego Luna’s other new T-1000-style Terminator, who Miller explained has the ability to split into two people. As Davis and Reyes prepare to fight for their lives, Hamilton’s Sarah Connor rolls up in a car, taking down the twin Terminators with a massive machine gun and a bazooka. As she walks away from a stunned Davis and Reyes, she tells them, ‘I’ll be back.'”
Terminator: Dark Fate is being directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool), with James Cameron attached to produce, and sees Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800) and Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) reprising their roles alongside new cast additions Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049), Natalia Reyes (Lady), Diego Boneta (Pretty Little Liars) and Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). It is set for release on November 1st 2019.