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.