TERMINATOR 5 and 6 Ideas From TERMINATOR/T2 Scribe William Wisher

     February 11, 2010


Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day are among the best action movies of all time.  Rise of the Machines and Salvation are not.  But there may be hope yet for the next installment in the time-traveling-killer-robot saga.  According to Mike Fleming at Deadline, William Wisher (who collaborated with James Cameron on the first two films) is making a strong case to potentially write the next two movies in the franchise.  Wisher has already written a “detailed, 24-page treatment for Terminator 5” and a “4-page concept outline for Terminator 6.”  Fleming goes on to say that there will be “several new villains and plenty of firepower.”  One more note of interest:  There’s a part for Linda Hamilton and even Arnold Schwarzenegger in Wisher’s stories.

To get my thoughts on the project, hit the jump.

Terminator 2 movie image Arnold Schwarzenegger (2).jpgWhat’s somewhat surprising to me is that instead of rebooting the franchise a la 2008’s Incredible Hulk, Wisher is apparently integrating the stories of T3 and Salvation.  While it’s not likely that we’ll see Cameron come back to direct, I would think that with his connection to Wisher, he would be willing to work as a contributing producer.  As a lover of the first two movies, the idea of Cameron being involved at all is borderline arousing.

Leading up to Salvation, I was admittedly skeptical of McG’s ability to direct a non-shitty movie.  But in his defense, there wasn’t a lot to work with storywise.  Bringing in someone who was so involved in the genesis of the story is a huge step forward in rescuing the franchise.  Though I am optimistic about the potential for the new stories, there’s one part of the Deadline article that worries me.

“Also fresh off the Skynet assembly line are new shape-shifting cyborgs that can morph together in Transformers-like mode, and are more lethal than anything we’ve seen in previous Terminator installments.”  I’m not certain just how much more lethal a murdering robot can be, but that’s beside the point.  Among the many, many issues I had with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, you know beside the racist caricatures and general lack of making any sense was when one of the Decepticons took the form of a hot co-ed.  I didn’t go to Transformers to see a Terminator-type robot.  And I don’t want to see Skynet’s version of Megatron traipsing about the ruined battleground of Los Angeles.  It’s a nit-picky point, but what kind of fanboy would I be if I didn’t expect some part of this story to let me down.

Terminator 2 movie image Arnold Schwarzenegger.jpg


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