The Terminator is back again, and this time scenes for Arnold's fifth movie will be shot inside the Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores -- starting next week.
A notice that a "major motion picture" will be filming in the neighborhood was sent recently to Redwood Shores residents, with a contact number for the film's location manager, Gail Stempler.
Although the name of the film to be shot was conspicuously absent, Stempler gave this reporter a phone number that reached an answering machine with the message: "You've reached the publicity department for 'Terminator.'"
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who skipped the last installment of the sci-fi action thriller because he had to tend to the business of being California's governor, is back for "Terminator Genesis," which is also shooting in San Francisco.
It's not known whether Schwarzenegger will be in any of the scenes shot at Oracle.
Filming will occur "on or about Monday, July 28, from approximately 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Tuesday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 30 from approximately 4 p.m. to 7 a.m.," according to the notice. Nothing will be shot outside, although several production vehicles as well as some lighting will be visible.
"Gunshots and related special effects" will be part of the inside action if the Redwood City Police Department approves it, according to the notice.
"We understand that the neighborhood may be impacted by our presence, which is why we are committed to working with your neighborhood association to minimize any inconvenience related to filming as much as possible," Stempler wrote the residents.
A Redwood Shores resident who did not want to be identified said the production company was being "very hush-hush" about the upcoming shoot.
"The only reason why they told us is there's going to be noise and traffic and they're trying to be good neighbors," the resident said.
How did part of the movie production end up at Oracle? Possibly because the children of company co-founder Larry Ellison -- David Ellison and Megan Ellison -- are among the film's executive producers.
In a March interview with Ryan Gillen, editor of TheArnoldFans.com, Schwarzenegger said he was looking forward to returning to the film franchise, calling the script "fantastic" and noting that "David Ellison has plenty of money to do it well."
Phone calls and emails to the film's publicist and Oracle's press office Thursday were not returned.
Redwood City Mayor Jeffrey Gee, who lives in Redwood Shores, said he had not been told that scenes from the latest "Terminator" installment were being shot in the city, but was pleased by the news.
"I think it's always good for exposure, whether it's the president coming in for a fundraiser or movies being shot in Redwood City," he said.