new terminator trilogy


He won’t be back. At least for now. Despite a healthy worldwide box office, the terrible reviews, fan hatred and poor domestic takings seem to have ended plans for a Terminator: Genisys sequel with Paramount announcing it is now pulled. To further the ignominy, it’s date has swiftly been filled by Baywatch, starring Zac Ephron. Terminator: Genisys was meant to be the start of a new Terminator trilogy with release dates already planned for parts 2 and 3. After opening to poor reviews and not even topping $90m in the US, it looks like not even a respectable worldwide haul can save the franchise. (more…)


Ok, we’ve known for a while that the Terminator film franchise will be getting a reboot, with three movies in the works. According to Deadline, Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Game Of Thrones) will helm the first installment, and either Emilia Clarke or Brie Larson (both also from Game Of Thrones) will star as Sarah Connor.

Now THR is reporting that a new television series, which will tie in to the cinematic reboot, will be produced by Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures(more…)


It’s no secret that plans are underway to make a return to the Terminator franchise.  Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that he’s interested in coming back (though hasn’t officially signed on quite yet) and there’s plenty of money to be made here.  Now, it looks like the project is in serious mode, cause they’ve just announced an official release date for the first film in what will be a new Terminator trilogy.

Expect to see Terminator 5 (or Terminator 1 v2.0) on June 26th of 2015.  This will be the first of three films that, if rumors are to be believed, will constitute a reboot of the franchise.  Apparently, the powers-that-be decided it would be better to start a whole new story instead of following up on the last one.

What do the Nerd Readers think about the rebooting?  Better to start fresh or pick up where it left off?  Or better to just let this franchise R.I.P.?


Thanks to /film for the heads-up.


It’s already a well-known fact that a new Terminator film is in the works and that our favorite, loveable geriatric, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be rejoining the franchise.  What’s more, if the next installment takes off, there are plans to do two more.  Of course, there’s a small problem with that, in that the rights to Terminator will be going back to James Cameron come 2019.

So why is this a problem?  Well, if Cameron, for whatever reason, decides that he doesn’t want anymore films made, or (perhaps even worse) that he wants to make one himself, those plans for a trilogy are in the shit-can.  We may see two, but there’s almost no chance of them having enough time for three movies.  There’s also the chance that he just lets them use the rights and finish what they started, which is probably more likely.

After all, Cameron is going to be spending the rest of his years working on Avatar films.  At least until his bank account explodes from having too much money in it and he drowns in the flood of dollar bills.

Still, if the new team doesn’t do their job right, Cameron may end up keeping the rights in a box in order to keep them from making any more.  And, of course, Arnie needs to stay alive long enough to do them all…


Thanks to /film for the heads-up.