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James Cameron confirms his plans for a new Terminator trilogy

July 26th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We’ve known for a while that James Cameron was beginning to express an interest in returning to The Terminator universe.

Cameron has already expressed interest in giving Deadpool director Tim Miller a stab at the franchise (here) once he gets the rights back in a year.

However, he has also now given us some more info on what exactly he wants to do with the franchise when he gets it back… and it’s bigger than we thought: “The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up?,” Cameron ponders.

“Can it still have relevance now where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films. We live in a world of predator drones and surveillance and big data and emergent AI (artificial intelligence).

“So I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise and the rights in the US market revert to me under US copyright law in a year and a half so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it.

“We’ll put more meat on the bones if we get past the next couple of hurdles as and when we announce that.”

We’re guessing that Cameron is waiting for the 3D release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day to see how it performs and from there try to work out of there’s still a future for the franchise.

Interestingly, he has always seemed supportive of the increasingly dire sequels, however he has revealed that that was only because they starred his mate, Arnie: “I was supportive at the time in each case for Arnold’s sake because he is a close friend. He has been a mate of mine since 33 years ago so I was always supportive and never too negative. But they didn’t work for me for various reasons.”

Huh. Now THAT’S a mate.

But, seriously, a new Terminator trilogy with Cameron back in charge? That’ll do nicely…


Source: News 

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….