Just over a week ago we heard news from Arnold Schwarzenegger that Terminator 5would 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.
After Annapurna Pictures founder Megan Ellison won a bidding war to obtain the rights to the film, the company is now looking towards various studios to distribute it. One of the top companies they are in talks with are Paramount Pictures, who already hold distribution rights for highly successful film franchises like Star Trek and G.I. Joe.
Drive Angry‘s Patrick Lussier and Shutter Island‘s Laeta Kalogridispenned the script. No word yet on who will direct the film.
Sibling producers Megan Ellison and David Ellison recently joined forces through her Annapurna Pictures and his Skydance Pictures on their road to making Terminator 5 a reality.
The next task for the duo was finding and hiring a writer to get to work on the screenplay for the movie, which they’ve now accomplished. In fact, they’ve found a pair of writers for the job in Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier.
Just recently it was reported that Justin Lin had signed a two–year deal with Universal Pictures that would see him working on numerous different films, including Fast and the Furious 6, the follow–up to Fast Five, which Lin directed in addition to The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Fast & Furious.
But one of the multiple other projects that Lin is attached to direct is Terminator 5, which is still being developed and does not have a major studio backing it yet. Even so, Lin had a chat with MovieHole recently, and discussed the future of the Terminator franchise, including bringing back Sarah Connor somehow.