Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back for new Terminator movie
News broke earlier this year that a new Terminator film was in development with series creator James Cameron back in the fold. Another key element coming back is series star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who confirmed his return to Screen Daily.
“It is back. It is moving forward. He (Cameron) has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise. I will be in the movie,” Schwarzenegger said.
Cameron, who will regain the Terminator rights in 2019, is reportedly “godfathering” the new film which has Deadpool director Tim Miller and David Ellison of Skydance (Terminator Genisys) teaming up. Miller is set to direct the feature, since Cameron will be directing his four Avatar sequels.
The filmmaker originally sold the rights to the original film for $1 to producer Gale Anne Hurd, with the agreement that he would be allowed to direct The Terminator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The first film earned $78.4 million worldwide and was topped by Cameron’s highly-acclaimed sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which grossed $519.8 million worldwide. Cameron stepped away from the franchise after that film, though three more were made, with the most recent one, Terminator Genisys, having earned $440.6 million globally (though only $89.8 million of that was domestic) on a $155 million budget.
It still remains to be seen what form the new Terminator movie will take, whether it will be a reboot or a continuation of Cameron’s first two films, but with Schwarzenegger involved once again, fans will be eager to see the shape it takes.
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