Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reunite in the first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate, the sixth installment of the 35-year-old sci-fi action franchise.
The teaser trailer showcases Hamilton's Sarah Connor and Schwarzenegger's T-800, but also prominently features Mackenzie Davis' Grace, revealed to be a Terminator/human hybrid, Gabriel Luna's liquid-metal Terminator, and Natalia Reyes as Dani Ramos, the young woman he has targeted for termination.
Produced by James Cameron and directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool), Dark Fate picks up sometime after the events of 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and ignores the events of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation and Terminator: Genisys. Planned as the first film in a trilogy, Dark Fate establishes a new canon, following the reversion of the copyrights to Cameron.
Dark Fate will arrive in November, more than four years after the release of director Alan Taylor's Terminator Genisys, which was intended to kick off a new trilogy. Starring Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Matt Smith, the film earned more than $440 million worldwide -- the second-highest in the franchise -- but met with largely negative reviews.
A planned sequel was almost immediately cast into doubt, with producer Skydance Media insisting it wasn't on hold, but instead undergoing readjustment in response to Genisys' reception. However, in January 2017, it was announced the rights to the franchise would revert to original writer/director Cameron, who planned to produce a trilogy to conclude the saga.
Directed by Tim Miller and produced by James Cameron, Terminator: Dark Fate stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes and Diego Boneta. The film opens Nov. 1.