London, May 21 : Actor Christian Bale has signed on to star in an entire new trilogy of Terminator movies, starting with Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.
Producer Victor Kubicek of film company Halcyon confirmed that the actor, who is soon to be seen in Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight, has already started shooting the first of those films, 'The Future Begins.'
"He's really an actor's actor, so we're very proud," BBC quoted Kubicek, as saying.
Charlie's Angels director McG is directing the new film, which is due to be released on 22 May 2009.
"Christian was our first choice and he's a big fan of The Terminator, so we're very lucky," Kubicek said.
"But with Batman he's already done the whole franchise thing, so we weren't sure he'd respond," he added.
Luckily, said Kubicek's business partner Derek Anderson, "he read the script and he loved it, so he's signed on for all three."