Just over a week ago we heard news from Arnold Schwarzenegger that Terminator 5 would start production early next year, and that he was going to star in the film. At first it was thought that he would be playing a human character, whose likeness would be used to build human molds that would cover the terminators. But the actor said that he would be playing a terminator, giving the impression that the Terminator universe was expanding.
But a new press release could very well strike down that notion, as it describes the project as a reboot that will pave the way for a brand new trilogy. In addition, Annapurna has also announced the release date for the film.
Below are just some of the headlining text pulled from 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.
Confirmation that this Terminator will be in a reboot, and that will be the beginning of a new trilogy.
However, Schwarzenegger’s name was no where in the press release. Now this could be that he himself has yet to formally sign on, or that he has no part in it – in which case a lot of things have changed since he made those statements because the writers are still attached. No director is attached yet.
If that is indeed the case, we could be seeing a new breed of Terminators and one that does not acknowledge the universe what James Cameron has built. But that does that mean for Schwarzenegger, could a Terminator film survive without him being in it?