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Some Terminator news that might help you sleep at night

02.11.2010

Thanks to the amazingly generous company, Pacificor, TERMINATOR has been bailed out of bankruptcy jail.

Currently Sony and Lionsgate are in talks to jointly take control of the franchise, since Pacificor has no experience in film production or distribution. So, are there any plans for the series brewing? Yes, yes there are.

More than brewing, in fact William Wisher, who served as a writing partner on the first two TERMINATOR films has written up a 24 page treatment for TERMINATOR 5, and a 4 page page concept outline for TERMINATOR 6. Deadline Hollywood got the inside on both of these, but only gives us the high points. Check this shit out:

Wisher’s 2-picture construct takes place in a post-apocalyptic battleground, and factors in an element of time travel that allows for Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese to interact beyond their single fateful meeting when he traveled back in time to protect her in the original film. Wisher has created a role for Arnold Schwarzenegger that is as surprising as his shift from villain in the first film, to John Connor’s bodyguard in the second. Schwarzenegger wouldn’t be needed until the final film, which wouldn’t shoot until after he ends his term as California Governor.

Sounds pretty promising so far, right? I love TERMINATOR, however, I can't consider myself a fangirl on the subject as a whole. RISE OF THE MACHINES didn't bother me like it did a lot of other people, and I really didn't care for SALVATION. What I do care about is getting more Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. Damn, she's a badass!

Okay, let's continue with the last bit of details:

"There are several new villains, and plenty of firepower. For instance, a swarm of “Night Crawlers,” 4 1/2-foot tall border sentries that are set like mines to spring up out of the ground and ambush rebel fighters with 10 MM pistols built into their wrists, and fingers and feet that are razor sharp. Also fresh off the Skynet assembly line are new shape-shifting cyborgs that can morph together in Transformers-like mode, and are more lethal than anything we’ve seen in previous Terminator installments. Wisher presents a satisfying conclusion to what by then would be a 6-picture struggle between Skynet’s machines and John and Sarah Connor to preserve a future that allows mankind to prevail over the machines."

Keep in mind that this is not a done deal. I imagine that once everything is settled Wisher will present this to the proper channels and try to restore some sort of dignity to the franchise. (That came off harsh didn't it?) Honestly, I just hope that whatever happens with TERMINATOR is good. That is all.

Extra Tidbit: Linda Hamilton was considered for the role of Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever. I like Hamilton, but how odd.

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