Universal Interested in Resurrecting TERMINATOR Franchise with Director Justin Lin

     February 15, 2011

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Following the proclamation from the Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, that he’s ready to head back to acting, studios are now interested in resuscitating the Terminator franchise. Apparently, Universal is interested in restarting the blockbuster franchise (yet again). Deadline reports that the studio is looking for a new project for director Justin Lin (Fast Five), and they have their eye on Terminator.

The film franchise has been dormant since McG’s lackluster reboot in the form of Terminator: Salvation in 2009. The franchise was left in limbo after ending up in bankruptcy court, where Santa Barbara-based hedge fund Pacificor won the rights, thereby negating any future plans McG had for his trilogy which will now thankfully never see the light of day. It’s important to note that Universal hasn’t officially made a move on the franchise yet, and Lin isn’t guaranteed to direct if they do, but this is what the studio is thinking at this time.

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