The Terminator Will be Back Four Months Later

The Terminator will be back four months later than previously scheduled. Paramount Pictures has moved the release date for the untitled Terminator movie from July 26, 2019 to November 22, 2019. There is an untitled Fox Marvel film scheduled for that same date, while Frozen 2 will open five days later on November 27.

Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049Halt and Catch Fire, The Martian) recently joined Arnold Schwarzenegger in Skydance’s new Terminator movie, which will begin production this summer. The new film’s director, Tim Miller, had originally eyed Davis to portray Domino in Deadpool 2 before he departed that sequel.

The next Terminator movie is both set to start a new trilogy of films and also work as a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, ignoring Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: Salvation, and Terminator Genisys. In addition to Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton will also return to the franchise as a “seasoned warrior” version of Sarah Connor.

James Cameron, who will regain the Terminator rights in 2019, is producing the new film series with David Ellison of Skydance. 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.

Billy Ray (The Hunger Games) wrote the most recent draft of the script, which was conceived by Cameron, Miller and Ellison.