Terminator: Dark Fate’s Insane Opening Action Sequence Was Originally A Lot Longer

The action in Terminator: Dark Fate is, quite possibly, some of the most relentless and brutal that we’ve ever seen in the franchise. Part of that is because modern effects have evolved to the point where this is possible, but the other component that makes that possible is the film’s director, Tim Miller. And with his action-packed mind hard at work for his first film since Deadpool, the opening action sequence that kicks Dark Fate off was almost double the length of what you saw in the film.

We learned this during the press day for Terminator: Dark Fate, as CinemaBlend’s own Eric Eisenberg got to sit down with Tim Miller and asked him about the development of the film’s first big action sequence. Here’s what Miller said:

This particular sequence from Terminator: Dark Fate starts with Natalia Reyes’ Dani Ramos being shepherded out of danger, as she and her brother Diego are being pursued by Gabriel Luna’s Rev-9 Terminator. With Mackenzie Davis’s Grace acting as their protector, a huge chase scene sees the three fleeing from the Rev-9 in a stolen pickup truck, with Luna’s antagonist following them in a huge dump truck.

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