Chances are you already expected it but a new interview with Jai Courtney, star of the next installment in the Terminator franchise, titled Terminator: Genisys, indicates that the movie will in all likelihood be rated PG-13.
The chat with Courtney also reveals some other information, like the movie isn’t technically a sequel or a remake, the endoskeletons are created using motion capture technology, and that the planned two sequels might be shot back-to-back in 2016.
Back in June, we reported that the fifth Terminator film was confirmed to be a reboot and standalone from the first four films, which contradicted Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s previous statements. Annapurna Pictures purchased the rights to the film, and Paramount will help with the distribution. At the time, screenwriters Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) were the only ones attached to the project. But now the film has found its director.
Variety has confirmed that Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World) will direct the untitled Terminator film. Hit the jump for more details.
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.