Terminator: Dark Fate is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Tim Miller, with a screenplay by David Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray, from a story by James Cameron, Charles Eglee, Josh Friedman, Goyer and Rhodes. Cameron and David Ellison are the film’s producers. It is the sixth installment in the Terminatorfranchise and the direct sequel to The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), while Cameron described Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines(2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015) and the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009) as occurring in alternate timelines.
The film is the first since Terminator 2: Judgment Day to have franchise creator Cameron involved. The film stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzeneggerreturning in their roles of Sarah Connor and the T-800 “Terminator”, respectively, reuniting after 28 years. The film also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Lunaand Diego Boneta as new characters. In the film, the machines send a Terminator, the Rev-9 (Luna), back in time to kill a young woman, Dani Ramos (Reyes), whose fate is connected to Sarah Connor and her son John‘s legacies; thusly making her a target. The Human Resistance sends an enhanced soldier, Grace (Davis), whose existence also depends on Dani’s survival, back to protect her. Grace and Dani’s only hope for survival against the Rev-9 depends on them joining forces with Sarah and a T-800 Terminator.
Distributed by Paramount Pictures in North America, Tencent Pictures in China, and 20th Century Fox in other territories, Terminator: Dark Fate is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on November 1, 2019. It received mixed reviews from critics, who generally considered it superior to recent Terminator sequels and praised the performances of Hamilton, Schwarzenegger, Davis and Luna, but found it derivative of the first two films.
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