Paramount and Skydance Productions officially announced the start of production on Terminator: Genesis. The interesting thing about the following PR is that they are not calling it that anymore. They are now calling it the 'Terminator Reboot' (or rather: Terminator). Here is the official word from the studio.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that principal photography is officially underway on the Terminator reboot, directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World). The film is shooting in New Orleans.

The new film is written by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar; Battle Angel) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (World War Z) of Skydance Productions are producing. Executive producers are Skydance's Paul Schwake (Star Trek Into Darkness), Annapurna Pictures' Megan Ellison (American Hustle), Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier.

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Terminator stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Byung-hun Lee.

The Terminator franchise launched in 1984 with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character and spanned three subsequent films, which have earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Paramount will distribute the film worldwide on July 1, 2015.

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