Terminator 2 3D Will Arrive in Theaters this August
Last year came word that a 3D re-release of Terminator 2: Judgement Day would be arriving in theaters in the summer of 2017, and now Deadline brings the announcement that (nearly a year after that reveal), T2 will be back on August 25. Distrib Films US. will be handling the distribution.
Produced by Carolco Pictures and originally released by Tri-Star Pictures, the film picks up in 1995 — 11 years after the original Terminator — with Schwarzenegger’s T-800 reprogrammed to go back in time and protect a young John Connor (Edward Furlong) and his mom Sarah (Linda Hamilton) from an advanced prototype Terminator known as the T-1000 (Robert Patrick).
Upon its release, T2 was the most expensive movie ever made at $102 million ($180 million adjusted for inflation), and paved the way for computer-generated imagery with the CG-enhanced liquid metal T-1000. The film grossed nearly $520 million dollars at the worldwide box office (the highest of any Terminator film), won four technical Oscars, and was followed by three sequels (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys).
A previous 3D conversion of a James Cameron film, his 2012 3D re-release of Titanic, grossed $343 million worldwide, the bulk of that made overseas. The core cast of T2 (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick) were reunited in 1996 for the 12-minute-long Universal Studios attraction T2 3D: Battle Across Time, which Cameron co-directed with effects men John Bruno and Stan Winston.
Cameron is slated to revive the franchise in some capacity in 2019 with Deadpool director Tim Miller and David Ellison of Skydance. The creator of the franchise, Cameron will act as a “godfather” to the new film though it remains to be seen if it will be another reboot or a continuation of any of the previous films.