New TERMINATOR Film Set for Release on June 26, 2015; Reboot Will Be First in a Trilogy

     June 27, 2013

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He’ll be back in 2015.  Paramount, Annapurna Pictures, and Skydance Productions have announced that the new Terminator movie will be released on June 26, 2015, adding yet another massive release to that year’s calendar.  The pic is described as a “rebooted Terminator movie,” and the press release notes that the new film will be the first in a stand-alone trilogy, so it certainly sounds like connectivity to the previous films will be light if not absent altogether.  Despite this fact, Arnold Schwarzenegger has repeatedly said that he’ll be in the film and the most recent rumors have Dwayne Johnson possibly going toe-to-toe with The Governator.  The press release doesn’t lie, though, and it sure does make this Terminator sound like a wholly separate thing.

Laeta Kalorgridis and Patrick Lussier wrote the screenplay, and with a firm release date set, the next order of business will be attaching a director.  Let the speculation begin!  Hit the jump for more.

terminator_1984_movie_poster_01But seriously, you guys, 2015 is going to be nuts.  In addition to The Avengers 2, Independence Day 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Finding Dory, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, The Fantastic Four, Ant-Man,  Jurassic Park 4, possibly Star Wars: Episode VII and probably Man of Steel 2, we now have a new Terminator movie slated for release.  You should probably start saving up now.

Here’s the press release:

Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted “TERMINATOR” movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.

The first in a stand-alone trilogy, “TERMINATOR” will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis (“Avatar,” “Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”) are attached to write the screenplay.

Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, “TERMINATOR” spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, “World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. A 5th installment of in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the “G.I. Joe” franchise, among other films.

Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Master” and executive produced “Spring Breakers” via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” Spike Jonze’s “Her,” and Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” set for release later this year.

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