As promised, the Terminator and the man who originated the steely machine — Arnold Schwarzenegger — are back this summer in "Terminator: Genisys," and Paramount Pictures, eager for a blockbuster, has already fired up its publicity machine.
"Terminator: Genisys" is taking elements of James Cameron's 1984 original and twisting them.
Schwarzenegger is glad to be back. "I watched all the movies again to really get up to speed with the character," he said.
The film opens in a familiar spot — 2029, when the war against the all-powerful artificial intelligence system Skynet is raging. Resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) once again sends soldier Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to save his mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), from being killed by a Terminator. But this time, Sarah has her own protector: an aged Terminator who has raised her since childhood.
Paramount and Skydance Productions plan two more "Terminator" films in the next few years.
'Mad Men' relics donated
Don Draper is making his exit this year on TV's "Mad Men," but his advertising man image from the 1960s will live on at the Smithsonian Institution. Jon Hamm, who plays Draper on the AMC drama, joined cast members and show creator Matthew Weiner at the National Museum of American History on Friday to donate costumes, props, sketches and a script. Curators were interested in the show's real 1960s-period relics, from cigarette cartons to liquor bottles. "Mad Men's" final season begins April 5.
Farewell: Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, a winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, has died of a stroke at the age of 83, members of the Swedish Academy that confers the award said. Tranströmer, was known for a relatively spare canon of surreal and lyrical poetry. For decades, he also had a close friendship with American poet Robert Bly, who translated many of his works into English. In 2001, the correspondence between the two writers in the book "Airmail" was published by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press. The poet stopped writing after suffering a stroke in 1990 that left him half-paralyzed and largely unable to speak.
Coach redux: Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC. The network said that it has ordered 13 episodes of a sequel to the 1989-97 ABC sitcom "Coach" that starred Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of a college football team. In the new series, nearly 20 years have passed and Fox has retired from coaching, until he's called in to serve as assistant coach to his grown son.