the following is from nola.com:
"Terminator: Genesis," the forthcoming fifth film in the popular sci-fi action franchise, is headed for New Orleans. Pre-production was expected to get underway in New Orleans this week, with principal photography set to run from April 21 to Aug. 1.
Directed by "Thor: The Dark World" filmmaker Alan Taylor, the project will see Arnold Schwarzenegger return to the role that helped him become a household name. In addition, Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") will reportedly co-star.
The local "Terminator" shoot had been rumored for some time among local film-industry workers. In the past week, however, it was confirmed when it cropped up on separate lists of upcoming local productions maintained by the city's film office and the state's film office.
It is one of a number of major franchises set to shoot in Louisiana in coming months. The superhero reboot "The Fantastic Four" will begin shooting March 24 in Baton Rouge, and "Jurassic World" is expected to shoot in Louisiana -- likely New Orleans -- starting in early June.
The "Terminator" franchise started in 1984 with the now-iconic film directed by James Cameron. It went on to spawn two direct sequels as well as a television series. In 2009, the fourth film in the franchise, "Terminator: Salvation," landed in theaters, intended as a reboot, but legal troubles halted further development temporarily. "Terminator: Genesis," which has been described as another attempt at a franchise reboot, is scheduled to land in theaters on July 1, 2015.
"I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into Pound of Flesh because it’s exactly the kind of character-driven action thriller I and my fans love best -- a movie that delivers nonstop hardcore action that’s fueled by a really surprising story and real people you care about from the moment you meet them on screen"
Pound of Flesh is scheduled to begin shooting in China this March!
Skin Trade is now filming and here are two more photos from the film!
“I am the biggest Milius fan. I think what he did with that original movie, it’s one of my very, very favorite movies. It’s funny, a lot of people look at it and go, ‘Eh, it’s a big guy with a sword and cutting people down.’ I look at that and I see a brilliant story about what it means to be a man, what it means to be a warrior. The Riddle of Steel, now I’m going to get too geeky, I think it’s genius.”
Conan the Barbarian was rated R, but Dino De Laurentiis produced a PG sequel Conan the Destroyer. Morgan could not confirm the rating The Legend of Conan is going for. “That’s something that we’re discussing right now, so we’re kind of up in the air with it. Look, it’s got to have that level of grittiness and violence and I think that we’re definitely going to satiate the audience,” Morgan said. (Special note from Trevor: This better be a fucking R)
He was appropriately dismissive when I brought up the counterexample of Conan the Destroyer.
“Which movie? Which movie is that again?" Morgan said. "By the way, the thing about that is I love all those movies and I’m the first guy who’s in line for those. The last Conan, and I respect it, and I know where they went with it, Jason [Momoa]’s great. That guy is crazy talented. I’ll say this though. We’re drawing off the first Conan movie. Milius injected something into that that felt truthful. It felt epic and it felt real and tortured on some level for Conan’s character and very deep. We’re really focusing on that Conan that is in the minds of people. That journey and where would that character be now towards the end of his life.”
“The model for us really is Unforgiven. It is and I think it’s an important thing because something about that to me says grounded, real. This isn’t going to be your run of the mill CG fest, throw millions of armies and that’s just what it is. It’s not. It is a character story and it’s a good one. It’s a really good one.”