Formidable human-machine hybrid Grace and her ward, Dani Ramos, are being pursued by a shape-changing Rev-9 Terminator as well as original survivor Sarah Connor, who takes them to meet another veteran of the series, an aged T-800 played by series veteran Arnold Schwarzenegger.
A first teaser for "Terminator: Dark Fate" introduces new human-machine hybrid called Grace (Mackenzie Davis), her future-critical wards Dani (Natalia Reyes) and Miguel (Diego Boneta), and their liquid steel pursuer Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna).
It also welcomes back Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton, 1984's "The Terminator" and 1991's "Terminator 2") and an allied Terminator in hiding (Arnold Schwarzenegger, all five "Terminator" films to date).
The November 2019 action movie is also a return for James Cameron, writer, producer and director on the first two franchise entries, who is back as co-producer and one of the story writers for "Dark Fate."
Paramount Pictures released a brief accompanying featurette focusing on Cameron and some behind-the-scenes sequences, with Cameron describing "Dark Fate" as the direct sequel to "Terminator 2."
"We pick up the characters that we knew from 'Terminator 2' and we carry them forward," he said.
He and director Tim Miller ("Deadpool") also talk up the involvement of Hamilton and Schwarzenegger, leaving a focus on the movie's newcomers for another time.