Awhile back reports coming in had claimed that the fourth installment of "Terminator" franchise would start its production on May 12. However, the speculation proved to be misleading. On Thursday, May 22, Warner Bros. Pictures have sent out press release on the action movie's actual timing and location of the production stating that the principal photography of "Terminator Salvation" have begun on May 5 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Aside from announcing the start of production, the studio also give out more information to the film's storyline. If before the plot was constricted only on the fact that Marcus Wright is the central figure in the movie and John Connor having survived the nuclear bombing leads a group of survivors in a struggle against the killing machines, the press release brings in more elaborated plot. In the newly outed storyline, it is partly explained who exactly Marcus is and how he and Connor come together.
The brand new synopsis read, "In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind."
Directed by the renowned helmer McG, "Terminator Salvation" will be the first movie of the new "Terminator" trilogy. The tidbit, which production is expected to be finished before its theatrical release on May 22, 2009, is said to be shot at the Albuquerque Studios and on location throughout New Mexico. Apart from the two main characters, it would also have Anton Yelchin as Kyle Reese, Charlotte Gainsbourg as Kate Connor, Moon Bloodgood as Blair Williams and Common as Barnes.