Stills from the film "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins." Set in 2018, the film focuses on the war between humanity and Skynet. It abandons the time travel element of previous entries in the series, which centered on Terminators and other characters traveling through time to either kill or protect John Connor before the events of Judgment Day unfold. Starring Christian Bale as John Connor. Images courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing CIS.