We all know things haven’t gone so well for The Terminator franchise since James Cameron’s incredible sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day hit theaters in 1991.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines wasn’t unwatchable, but also wasn’t anywhere near what the first two movies were. Then came Terminator: Salvation, the fourth installment directed by McG, which delivered very impressive trailers and a lot of high hopes from fans but ultimately proved unworthy to the tune of millions of furious faithfuls.
Halcyon, the company behind Salvation, went bankrupt not too long after the release of the movie, and the rights to the Terminator franchise were later acquired by another company named Pacificor — though no future projects have been officially announced at the moment.
So what does Gale Anne Hurd — co-writer of the original and producer of the first three titles, as well as current producer on AMC’s The Walking Dead — think of what has become of her shared brainchild? Well, she’s not too excited about it.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Hurd shared her thoughts on the franchise and if she’d be interested in doing another, saying “It’s very sad. You feel like you gave birth to something and it’s been adopted and those adoptions haven’t worked out. Of course I’d be interested in doing another one. I’d love it.”
Whether this will ever happen or not remains to be seen, but let’s hope that if another Terminator movie ever happens, someone is smart enough to involve Hurd. Just having someone passionate about that world and its characters would surely help immensely.
That said, most would probably be happy never seeing another film made (unless guaranteed it would be great…which is a tad difficult to promise) and continuing to simply go back and watch the original two that still hold up perfectly well to this day.