Just when we all thought Terminator Genisys had killed off the Terminator franchise for good, it looks like there’s still some life left in the old T-800 shell for now. And even more newsworthy is that James Cameron is returning to the franchise.
Deadline is reporting that, with Cameron due to regain the Terminator rights in 2019, he’ll be developing a new entry in the series along with Deadpool’s Tim Miller and Skydance’s David Ellison.
The outlet claims that Ellison will be financing the movie and that some “top-flight science fiction authors” are being sought to help put the film’s story together. Ellison currently owns the rights to the franchise, but those rights will revert back to James Cameron in just 2 years’ time.
Cameron, of course, created the whole Terminator franchise, putting together the original 1984 movie. While he wrote and directed that film, he sold the rights to producer/co-writer Gale Anne Hurd for just $1 so that he would be allowed to direct one of the greatest, most beloved sci-fi movies of all-time. Cameron, much like Arnold Schwarzenegger, would indeed be back for the 1991 follow-up, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. That was the last direct involvement Cameron would have with the series, and it’s fair to say that the franchise has struggled in its subsequent outings.
There’s no news at this stage on whether this new Terminator film will be a reboot, a remake, a continuation of where Cameron left things after T2, or whether things will pick up from Genisys. Deadpool helmer Tim Miller will be tasked with directing while James Cameron is busy with his four Avatar sequels.
As ever, expect more on this as it develops.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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