Actor J.K. Simmons has described next year’s “Terminator Genisys” as something you would not expect to hear it described as – “a love story”.
The actor has certainly been involved in his share of big projects ranging from cable series hit “The Closer” to Sam Raimi’s blockbuster “Spider-Man” films. He tells Coming Soon that next year’s time-travel action thriller film is probably more dimensional and well-rounded than many are expecting:
“I thought, ‘Well, obviously it’s a gigantic movie and on that level, it’s something most actors would want to be a part of, but is it just going to be the formulaic yadda-yadda-yadda then cut to the stuff blowing up?’ But I found the script to be really much more intelligent and fun and funny and well-rounded and heartfelt. It’s a love story. It’s a really interesting script. They got great actors. I wrapped that in August, so that was another movie that ended up being really satisfying on all levels.”
Simmons couldn’t talk about the contents of the film as such, but was able to discuss his co-stars:
“Most of my stuff was with Jai Courtney and Emilia Clarke and Arnold [Schwarzenegger] was very involved or rather I was involved in a fair amount of stuff with Arnold. … I felt I could give too much away by saying that I get to work with all those actors, but people know the characters that they’re playing.”
Courtney and Clarke play Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor in the film which involves time travel elements that cross back through pre-existing “Terminator” mythology.