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James Cameron gets the rights back to The Terminator in two years and is talking to Deadpool director about making a new movie!

January 21st, 2017 by Marc Comments


We’ve known for a while that the rights to The Terminator series will revert to creator James Cameron in 2019 (here) which was always exciting as Cameron brought us two of the best sci-fi movies in history with The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

He has so far been pretty quiet on his plans for these series at that point and if he’ll return to the universe that, let’s be honest, not only put him on the map but is still his crowning glory.

Now, however, it seems there’s a tremor int he Force and it’s damned exciting!

Check this out:

James Cameron, who regains certain rights to his prized creation The Terminator in 2019, is godfathering a new iteration of the film that might finally get it right in drawing a close in the battle between humans and Skynet. Sources said that Cameron, whose copyright reversion happens 35 years after the release of the 1984 classic, is in early talks with Deadpool director and VFX wiz Tim Miller to direct a reboot and conclusion of one of cinema’s great science fiction tales.

Holy crap! James Cameron and the director if Deadpool teaming up on finishing The Terminator series?! Where do we sign?

David Ellison who owns Skydance and partially funded the high concept but underwhelming Terminator Genisys is reportedly “bankrolling an exploratory effort that includes engaging some top-flight science fiction authors to find the movie creatively. Ellison still holds many Terminator rights, after his 2013 acquisition from sister and Annapurna principal Megan Ellison. She bought them in 2011 at Cannes for $20 million.”

Cameron has had minimal (if any) input into Terminator 3, Terminator: Salvation, Terminator: Genisys or The Sarah Connor Chronicles above saying about each one that they were good (reply, James?).

So this is a very exciting concept – Cameron returning to The Terminator franchise 35 years after the original’s 1984 release is a fan’s dream come true. Adding Miller to the mix? Well, in that case 2019 (or likely 2020) can’t come quick enough…

Let us know your thoughts, gang.

Source: Deadline

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….