There is no fate but what we make for ourselves: the Terminator franchise is about to change immensely.
Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have just announced that a rebooted Terminator will launch on June 26th, 2015. Set to be the first film in a stand-alone trilogy, the reboot will not be connected to the already established timeline that started with 1984’s The Terminator.
The reboot is yet to sign a director, but Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are currently writing the script.
Interestingly enough, even though Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed earlier this month that he was attached to the project, his role is not mentioned in the press release. Also, being that this is a different timeline and trilogy altogether, it’s unlikely that the rumoured 1940’s/1950’s origin story will actually make it onscreen.
Take a look at the full press release below, and let us know what you think of the news!
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.