01/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

'Terminator: Salvation' Trailer: Christian Bale Steps In (VIDEO)

Christian Bale debuts in next year's "Terminator: Salvation," set in post-apocalyptic 2018. The film picks up the story of John Connor, the son of Linda Hamilton's character from the first films.

There is no Hamilton or Arnold Schwarzenegger in this film though, as Bale's Connor sets out to avenge her murder at the hands of Terminators. He leads the human resistance against Skynet, the army of Terminators.

The trailer has hit the web, complete with an homage to "ET," explosions, robots and more.

The movie is out in May 2009.