Apparently the word ‘THE’ makes all the difference. The new terminator film that everyone’s been yammering about just got a whole lot clearer.
Apparently, Terminator 5 will be a reboot and it has been officially titled ‘Terminator’. No ‘THE’.
This new film will be the initial installment of a trilogy that is supposedly unrelated to Sarah Connor, John Connor and the ‘Arnold’ T-800. We’ll see how that actually works in-narrative. I’d assume, like everyone else at this point, that this means we’re going to be doing some time traveling, and some alternate timeline creating.
I’m interested how they’re going to incorporate Arnold, who has all but signed on.
I would say this pretty much effectively squashes any hopes or dreams of having Cameron or any other cast member from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles show up on the big screen, unfortunately.
Here’s the press release:
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. Russell’s “American Hustle,” Spike Jonze’s “Her,” and Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” set for release later this year.