Paramount Pictures' Terminator has been in production since April, and there is still very little we know about this upcoming reboot, aside from confirmed cast members such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith and J.K. Simmons. A new report reveals that the original title, Terminator: Genesis has been scrapped in favor of Terminator. The movie's "slate title" is Vista, but that was never intended as the official title.
The news doesn't come as much of a surprise, since Paramount's announcement in April that production had started referred to the movie as simply Terminator or the Terminator reboot. The report from Bleeding Cool reveals that a number of tie-in merchandise, licensing and toys are being branded as Terminator products, not Terminator: Genesis.
The story, written by Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis, is said to be a "re-imagining" of the franchise, according to cast member J.K. Simmons, who said that the filmmakers don't want to refer to the project as either a sequel or a reboot. The plot is believed to go back in time, tying in events from 1984's The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day with a whole new story.
It isn't known when production will wrap on director Alan Taylor's Terminator, but Bleeding Cool also teases that the movie may be heading to San Diego Comic-Con next month to reveal a few "groovy surprises."