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“Dark Fate” : A James Cameron and Tim Miller Collaboration of the 6th Terminator Franchise

“Dark Fate”, the 6th delivery of the “Terminator” movie originally created and directed by James Cameron in 1984, has just been released for showing but only in UK theaters. Those in the U.S. and other countries outside of North America, will have to wait until November 01, 2019 before they get the chance to see the new installment.

James Cameron is back as producer to what he describes as sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day; whilst entrusting the directorial job to visual effects artist Tim Miller. The latter proved his mettle through his direction of the 2016 Deadpool movie.

Overtures about “Terminator 6: Dark Fate”

According to Cameron, ‘Terminator: Dark Fate” is all about handing over the baton to a new breed of terminator assassins. This was before the events of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” led to the rise of new terminator machines.

An older Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) returns to hunt down and kill Terminators in order to to prevent Judgment Day conflict from happening. Together with the Terminator T-800 model played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the two embark on a mission to protect Daniella “Dani” Ramos (Natalia Reyes), one of the future breed of young soldiers; making her the main target of a new Terminator prototype called Rev-9

As the turn of events has it, Schwarzenegger’s Terminator character whose original mission was to kill John Connor, Sarah’s son and leader of the Resistance group that waged a war against Skynet, gained autonomy over its original programming; choosing instead to join the human race.

Tim Miller revealed more, saying that the new machine called Rev 9 played by Gabriel Luna, is not from Skynet but from some entity that operates in a similar fashion. Miller said the Rev 9’s new features and weapons are in keeping with the present times, but he tried to keep Gabriel’s character a bit grounded to avoid turning the movie into a visual effects superfest.

He also enthused about Mackenzie Davis’ film debut in “Dark Fate” as Grace, a “super soldier assassin” and a cyborg from the future. She was sent back to protect Dani Ramos, as well. Grace is said to have been borne by something that Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) and the Resistance did in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Michael Biehn though, will not be appearing in “Dark Fate.”