Paramount Pictures has removed their next Terminator sequel from their release schedule
It has been a busy day for release date swaps. Following this morning’s shift of Star Wars: Episode VIII to December 2017, Paramount Pictures has set their big screen Baywatch film for release on May 19, 2017. That’s a date that the studio previously had earmarked for a followup to last year’s Terminator Genisys. The future of the franchise is now uncertain as plans for new Terminator sequel installments have been removed from the studio schedule.
Although last year’s Terminator sequel failed to ignite the domestic box office, the film proved to be a success on an international level. It pulled in more than $440 million worldwide.
Speaking at TheWrap’s Annual Media Leadership Conference last fall, Skydance chief creative officer Dana Goldberg opened up about where the series currently stands, dispelling talk that the series future had been terminated.
“Do we intend to have a next step of Terminator? Yes, we do,” she said. “I wouldn’t say on hold, so much as re-adjusting. At Skydance, when we talk movies, we talk universes, even more than franchises. So the idea of a Terminator TV show fits into that universe. All the steps have to be taken in unison.”
Directed by Alan Taylor, Terminator Genisys, saw the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger along with new cast members Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, and Matt Smith.
Paramount’s Baywatch movie, meanwhile, is set to star Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera in a big-screen take on the hit television series. You can read more about the film over at ComingSoon.net.
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