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Terminator franchise not dead after all?

March 22nd, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

Yesterday, we reported that the Terminator franchise was finally dead and buried, on the back of Terminator: Genysis’ disappointing box office and critical performance (see here).

But, as with every single movie, it seems that you can’t kill a good cyborg. Producer and Skydance CEO David Ellison has assured us that more Terminator is coming. Ellison recently spoke with Collider during the SXSW festival and dropped some hints about the future of the Terminator franchise. There could be more movies and/or TV shows in the offing:

I will say we have resolved the future of the franchise and believe me it’s an incredibly bright future. I think where it’s going will be the continuation of what the fans really wanted since T2. We have something this year that we will be announcing for the franchise. It’s something we’re incredibly excited about and we think is the direction it needs to head.

James Cameron will regain the rights to the Terminator series in 2019, and the thinking was that it’d be at least then before any attempt was made at a revival. But if something has been sorted out between everyone with a stake in the franchise, it could be a lot sooner. And hopefully with Cameron on board, it won’t be the same god-awful mess that the last three Terminator movies were. I still can’t help but hear the words “reboot” and “PG-13” in the future though. Hopefully I’m wrong.

And is it too late to hold out hope for a third season of The Sarah Connor Chronicles? Anyone?

I’ll get me coat…

Source: Movieweb

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...