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.
Rumors have been circulating that Arnold Schwarzenegger, now done with his stint in office and back to films, will be taking a role in an upcoming continuation of the Terminator franchise. From what Arnie has to say, he’s onboard for not only one new film, but two.
When asked about the project, he had the following to say:
I can’t say too much, they want it held in secret, but I will say that next year I will start filming it. And it’s going to be one of the hardest films I have ever done. They have six months set aside just for filming, so I will be training and getting into the best physical shape I possibly can before filming starts. It does follow ‘Salvation,’ although some of the producers and franchise owner were not too happy about the job McG did with it, but they felt it was good enough to continue on and they want the fifth and sixth installments to be the closing of the franchise.
Previously, Justin Lin was attached to direct the fifth movie, but is busy making more Fast and Furious films (oh God, please let them end…). So the powers-that-be may have to look for someone else to take charge.
Arnie is currently set to begin August shooting for a different sci-fi flick by the name of Unknown Soldier, so it looks like a few more years before fans will be graced with his metallic presence. Of course, if these two end up being anywhere as atrocious as the last installment, he might be best pursuing his Twins sequel.
Thanks to moviehole for the heads-up.