Terminator Genisys is a 2015 American science fiction action film directed by Alan Taylor and written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. The fifth installment in the Terminator franchise, it serves as a reboot to the film series that features the main characters from the first two films, portrayed by a new cast with the exception of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who reprises his role as the eponymous character. The film stars Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney. The plot follows soldier Kyle Reese in the war against Skynet; Kyle is sent from the year 2029 to 1984 by John Connor, leader of the Human Resistance, to protect Connor’s mother Sarah from Skynet’s android agent. When Kyle arrives in the past, he discovers that the timeline has been altered and Sarah has been raised by his quarry’s reprogrammed facsimile, and must travel to 2017 to stop a dangerous scheme from Skynet with his new allies.

Directed by Alan Taylor
Produced by
  • David Ellison
  • Dana Goldberg
Written by
  • Laeta Kalogridis
  • Patrick Lussier
Based on Characters
by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd
Starring
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Jason Clarke
  • Emilia Clarke
  • Jai Courtney
  • J. K. Simmons
  • Dayo Okeniyi
  • Matt Smith
  • Courtney B. Vance
  • Lee Byung-hun
Music by Lorne Balfe
Cinematography Kramer Morgenthau
Edited by Roger Barton
Production
company
Skydance Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • June 22, 2015 (Berlin)
  • July 1, 2015 (United States)
Running time
126 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget
  • $155 million (gross)[2]
  • $124.9 million (net)[3]
Box office $440.6 million[2]