Paramount in Talks to Distribute Next TERMINATOR Film

     June 11, 2013


Moves are being made with regards to the next Terminator film.  If you’ll recall, the rights to the franchise were put up for auction in 2011, at which point Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures picked up the rights to produce the next installment in the series.  Very little movement has been made since that time, but Megan’s brother David Ellison (True Grit, Star Trek Into Darkness) singed on to be the financial and creative partner on the project via his Skydance Productions banner last December, and the Ellison siblings tapped Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) to start working on a script for Terminator 5 earlier this year.

Now The Wrap reports that Paramount Pictures is in talks to acquire distribution rights to the next Terminator pic, which makes perfect sense given that Skydance has a strong partnership with Paramount.  Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to return for the next film, and with distribution nearly settled, we should start seeing firm movement towards production on Terminator 5 very soon.

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  • jk

    I hope they can bring something new to the franchise… But I’m concerned about Arnold coming back. His days of playing the Terminator are behind him.

  • Joe

    As with most film franchises, this one should have ended at two.
    But this is money grubbing, uncreative Hollywood we’re talking about.
    Not to mention, “I need more work” Arnie back on a film set.

    • RiddleThemThis

      I didn’t mind the addition of #3. It wasn’t as good as the first 2 but I still enjoyed it. Though, it does like look all arnold’s doing now is sequels; conan, terminator, triplets…

  • Strong Enough

    james cameron making that doe!

  • TJ

    I see no point in continuing the story. This is the third time the franchise has changed creative hands. It’s going to become like that game where everyone sits in a circle and adds a sentence to the story until it reaches a point of ridculousness. I say they do one of two things. Either A) Reboot the franchise. B) Continue with what they have, but get away from the John Connor storyline and focus on the lives of other members of the resistance. In T3 a terminator was sent to take out officers in the resistance. Why not focus on someone else of importance in the future? Somebody that isn’t destined to become the “savior of mankind”.

  • Saltonstall

    It is possible to make another good Terminator film (TSCC proved the story could continue beyond T2 and still be interesting), but they’d need to find a filmmaker with true passion for the material, as well as jettisoning the continuity of the last two films. Of course, that could turn it into Superman Returns, so the director would also have to know to not turn it into a James Cameron homage.

  • Lance

    This is a franchise where you could actually use the de-aging CGI technology for the main actor (Arnold) and not have it look too weird or robotic — because the guy’s supposed to look weird and robotic to begin with.

    They already did a full CGI young version of Arnold in the last movie, and they can only have improved the technology since then.

    Get a good script, and a big enough budget, and there’s no reason you couldn’t make a really good Terminator movie with Arnie.

    • mbmarquis69

      I always sort of wanted to see a Terminator film that goes full circle, in which we witness the resistance sending Kyle Reese, as well as a re-programmed T-800 back in time. CG de-aging could work on both actors, though they would essentially be cameos. Then again, any time we geeks get what we ask for in prequel-sequels we usually regret it.

    • Michael P. Shipley

      Why not go full CG? Keep it dark and it could work. Arnold does the voice and movement with sensors.

  • Matt Hardwick

    Goddammit, just give us our Sarah Connor Chronicles movie already!

  • Jamesy

    Reboot it or take it in a new direction, bring in Dwayne Johnson as the new Terminator or a new upgraded version to go against Arnold, get Brad Bird to direct.

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  •‎ tarek

    Tell me who is the director attached to this project, I’ll tell you if it will bomb.

    Oh… and please Arnorld, you’re done with Terminator. Don’t tarnish the myth by jumping the shark.