J.K. Simmons is always a fun actor to see in any film, making him a welcome addition to Terminator Genisys. While his main role is still not known, he did manage to give an idea of the script. In an interview with ComingSoon for his new film Whiplash, Simmons spoke about the upcoming Terminator reboot and how much he loved the story.
It’s a gigantic movie and that was such a surprise when they sent that to me and asked me to do it. 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 heart-felt. 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. I have a much smaller part in that but it was really a fun thing to be a part of.
And while we still don’t know much about his role, Simmons did reveal that he would be on screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger himself.
Yeah, most of my stuff was with Jai Courtney and Emilia Clarke and Arnold was very involved — or rather, I was involved in a fair amount of stuff with Arnold. I spent very little time actually with Jason Clarke, but yeah I got to work with all four of the leads of the film. From the table read on, I was just favorably impressed by everybody’s work. Also everybody’s attitude and what they brought to work with them every day and how there was no BS and diva tantrums. It was a good experience overall.
Terminator Genisys will open in theaters on July 1, 2015. The project is being directed by Alan Taylor with a script by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. The cast, in addition to Simmons, will include Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney and Matt Smith among others.