It looks as though ‘The Terminator’ is getting a reboot.
According to Deadline, the ‘Terminator’ franchise is about to be rebooted thanks to James Cameron… and the new film will be helmed by none other than Tim Miller.
“James Cameron, who regains certain rights to his prized creation The Terminator in 2019, is godfathering a new iteration of the film that might finally get it right in drawing a close in the battle between humans and Skynet.”
“Sources said that Cameron, whose copyright reversion happens 35 years after the release of the 1984 classic, is in early talks with Deadpool director and VFX wiz Tim Miller to direct a reboot and conclusion of one of cinema’s great science fiction tales.”
Of course, this is huge news.
After all, it could mean we finally get a worthy follow-up to the 1984 original that could even come close to topping ‘T2: Judgement Day’.
But perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself…
“David Ellison, whose Skydance co-financed Terminator Genisys, is bankrolling an exploratory effort that includes engaging some top-flight science fiction authors to find the movie creatively,” they explained. “Ellison still holds many Terminator rights, after his 2013 acquisition from sister and Annapurna principal Megan Ellison. She bought them in 2011 at Cannes for $20 million.”
After ‘T2’, Cameron had zero involvement in the ‘Terminator’ franchise. That means the last three ‘Terminator’ movies, as well as the ‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’ TV show were brought to our screens without James Cameron anywhere near the helm.
Will the upcoming ‘Terminator’ film reboot the entire franchise, or merely pick up where Cameron left off after ‘Judgement Day’?
For now, that remains a mystery.