The film is the first Terminator film to use a computer-generated visual effects and computer-generated imagery (CGI) blend. It also features a narrative style that interweaves live-action shots with CGI. The film was released theatrically in the United States on November 1, 2019 by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media.
While Terminator: Dark Fate is the series's first film to feature no live-action human actors portraying the robots, it does feature them without the face makeup commonly used in the first three films, opting instead for grey mechanical face paint. The robotic versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Edward Furlong also look the same as they did at the beginning of the franchise. Additionally, the film features a full CGI Terminator. The first three Terminator films used animatronics to simulate the movements of the Terminator, rather than CGI.
Terminator: Dark Fate features several famous original cast members from the previous films, including Griffin Newman and Summer Glau, reprising their characters in roles that are central to the storyline. Natalia Reyes, who played a young Sarah Connor in film, also returns as a main character. Additionally, the film features several other well-known actors from western movie franchises, such as Thomas Jane, who played a police officer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original Terminator film. Bruce Greenwood plays the role of Albert Hewson, a father who assisted Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese in the original film.
The film is a crossover with the 1990s television series of the same name, which was developed and produced by Jordan Rubin. The franchise has also spawned a video game series. The film's score was written by Rupert Gregson-Williams, the first music other than the licensed score from the original film to be composed for a later installment of the franchise. d2c66b5586