New Terminator franchise will be stand alone trilogy, hitting screens June 2015
We've been kind of in the dark when it comes to the next TERMINATOR film. We know that Arnold Schwarzenegger is on, and there was rumor that the movie would be a prequel. The story was said to focus on the parents of Sarah Connor to prevent her from even making it to this world and that maybe Schwarzenegger would be the human protector of the family. Now with this recent press release-- let's say things will be a little different.
The press release below reveals that the TERMINATOR trilogy franchise will not only stand-alone but is a reboot of the material. So we are separating ourselves from the mythology but rebooting it? But would it? Wasn't TERMINATOR SALVATION supposed to start something new? How can this involve Schwarzenegger?
They slapped a release date on the first film as well. Look out for it on June 26, 2015. They had to get that shit started ASAP since the rights to the material convert back to James Cameron in 2019. This ought to be interesting...
Check the press release below:
HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 27, 2013) Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted TERMINATOR movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.
The first in a stand-alone trilogy, TERMINATOR will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are attached to write the screenplay.
Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, TERMINATOR spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. A 5th installment of in the Mission: Impossible franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the G.I. Joe franchise, among other films.
Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated Zero Dark Thirty, The Master and executive produced Spring Breakers via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russells American Hustle, Spike Jonzes Her, and Bennett Millers Foxcatcher set for release later this year.