Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to Pen New TERMINATOR Movie

     January 17, 2013


The new Terminator film has taken another step forward closer to production.  Last month we learned that Megan Ellison’s brother, David Ellison, had come aboard the project to co-produce the next installment of the franchise through his Skydance Pictures banner alongside Megan’s Annapurna Pictures, and now the producers have tapped a couple of writers to start work on the script.  Deadline reports that Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier will write the script for the new Terminator film, though further details are understandably being kept under wraps.

Kalogridis previously penned the scripts for Shutter Island and Alexander, as well as the pilot for the TV series Bionic Woman.  Lussier, meanwhile, was responsible for writing 2011’s Drive Angry and received a “story by” credit on Dracula 2000, which he also directed.  As I mentioned, we know next to nothing about where this new Terminator stands in relation to the previous films, but Megan Ellison has confirmed that it will indeed be rated R.  With screenwriters now firmly onboard, expect to hear more news regarding the next Terminator sooner rather than later.

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  • Mavro

    Patrick Lussier WAT?

  • tarek

    Alexander ? muhahaha! What a piece of …
    sorry Oliver, but you failed hard.

  • ScaredForMovies

    Alexander, Bionic Woman, Drive Angry, and Dracula 2000. Wow, this movie is starting out on the right foot. If you thought Salvation was bad wait until this turd drops.

    • dodoriz

      I personally enjoyed Drive Angry, I wish I could say that about the rest though…

  • GunsOfNavarone

    Wtf is this. Was it a buy one get one free deal. There are some pretty abysmal movies between those 2. This is going to be bad.

  • JWarren82

    I CAN’T STAND My Bloody Valentine 3D or Drive Angry! They’re abysmal! This is not good news, but at least Todd Farmer isn’t attached. Don’t. Like. Him. At. All.

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  • bubba

    This just screams quality.

  • Tom

    They should just pretend terminator 3 and 4 did not happen if they want this to continue and not suck.