Terminator 5 Is Now a Reboot and the First of a New Trilogy
For the past several years, the Terminator franchise has been passed around, sold and resold. It has finally found a home with Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions, who are working out a deal to distribute what was thought to be a fifth film in the famed franchise. Justin Lin, who just had a massive hit with Fast & Furious 6, was attached to direct, but due to scheduling conflicts with that film, he was forced to drop out. He did, however, say he’d be back. More recently, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has starred in most of the films, said he’d be returning to the franchise and that filming could begin as soon as early 2014.
In the latest news, it was announced by Paramount Studios that they will be releasing the new film summer of 2015. They also stated that the film will be a reboot and the first in a brand new trilogy. Not much information is given in regards to plot, but they did confirm that Schwarzenegger will be returning. To further muddle things, there are those rumors that popped up last week that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be joining the franchise as a new Terminator. The rumor also stated that the film would actually take place in the past, specifically in the 1940’s when Schwarzenegger’s character would actually be human serving as a protector of an earlier generation of the Connor family from the time-traveling Rock-Bot. The rumor continues, saying that it would be Schwarzenegger’s heroism that inspires the robots to design the T-800s in his image. That could be a pretty cool concept if handled correctly. Just sayin’.
Back to Justin Lin for a moment. We know he was forced to drop out of the Terminator film to film F&F6, but he recently said he would not be returning for the seventh film, which James Wan will now be helming. Does this mean Lin will be jumping over to head up Terminator? We’ll have to wait and see. Right now, this film’s release date would be sandwiched between Pixar’s Inside Out and the recently announced Independence Day sequel, both of which have potential to be big money-makers. 2015 in general is gearing up to be a huge year for Hollywood. In addition to the Terminator reboot and the two other films mentioned, you have Avengers 2, the Fantastic Four reboot from Fox, Star Wars: Episode VII, Jurassic Park IV, Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean 5. That is an impressive group of films and that doesn’t include films like Ant-Man that could be a sleeper hit.
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Source : CinemaBlend