by REERA YOO | @reeraboo
The Terminator and the Mother of Dragons are coming to Seoul.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke will be visiting South Korea later this month to promote Terminator Genisys, the fifth installment in the blockbuster sci-fi franchise.
Schwarzenegger will arrive in Seoul on June 30 for a three-day promotional tour, which will include a press conference. Meanwhile, Clarke will join her co-star on July 1 and attend the South Korean premiere of Terminator Genisys the following day.
Korean actor Lee Byung-hun should also be present during the film’s promotional activities, as he stars as the villainous cyborg T-1000.
Directed by Alan Taylor, Genisys serves as a sequel and reboot to the first four Terminator flicks. The film follows Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) as he travels back in time to 1984 to save Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), mother to human resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke), and safeguard the future. However, when Reese arrives in the past, he finds it changed from the original timeline and meets an alternate version of Sarah Connor, who already knows about Skynet, Judgement Day and the Terminator sent back in time to kill her.
After Schwarzenegger starred as the titular character in the first three Terminator films, he declined appearing in the fourth installment, as he had assumed office of Governor of California at the time.
The Hollywood actor last visited Korea in 2013 for The Last Stand, an American action comedy helmed by South Korean director Kim Jee-woon.
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