Ever since Terminator Genisys failed to crack $100 million domestically back in 2015, the future of the Terminator franchise on the big screen has been somewhat uncertain. The movie ultimately ended up making $440 worldwide and Skydance Productions claimed that they were moving forward with more films but last year Emilia Clarke appeared to confirm that she would not be returning. Now this week we have our first concrete news about the next Terminator film and, believe it or not, there is some interesting talent involved. In particular, there is one familiar face here that just might be enough to bring back fans who thought they were otherwise done with this series. Hit the jump for the full scoop.
According to Deadline, Deadpool director Tim Miller is in early talks to direct a new Terminator movie that is being envisioned as both a reboot and a conclusion to the series. Original writer and director James Cameron is also expected to be involved creatively for the first time since Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This is because the rights revert back to Cameron in 2019, 35 years after the release of the 1984 original.
Cameron is pretty busy with four upcoming Avatar sequels right now, so it is unclear just how involved he might be. However, he is also working with Robert Rodriguez on a Battle Angel Alita movie so he is obviously open to a collaborating with other filmmakers at the same time. Although it sounds like this movie probably won’t continue the Terminator Genisys story, it will still potentially be set up at Skydance Productions with David Ellison retaining some of the rights as well. He is currently putting together a creative team of science-fiction writers to come up with a killer story. What do you think, is the Terminator franchise beyond saving at this point or does James Cameron’s involvement give you hope for yet another reboot?