Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna Pictures have officially announced Terminator 5 for release June 26th, 2015 as the first film in a planned trilogy.
We've already seen a bit of hype for the next Terminator movie, though you'll notice no actors have been announced yet. Schwarzenegger may not be officially signed, but it could also mean he won't be part of the new trilogy.
The Press Release states that this will be a reboot and that the trilogy will stand alone from the prior films.
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.
Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, “TERMINATOR” spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, “World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. A 5th installment of in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the “G.I. Joe” franchise, among other films.
Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Master” and executive produced “Spring Breakers” via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” Spike Jonze’s “Her,” and Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” set for release later this year.
Laeta Kalorgridis and Patrick Lussier are working on the screenplay now and no director has been chosen at this time. There was also talk that a version of the screenplay was to be written with The Rock in mind for a role, and with a new stand-alone trilogy planned, it widens the speculation as to just what role he could play. Perhaps they will replace the aging Schwarzenegger with a new muscled action star? It will also be interesting to see if they completely dismiss prior films or find some way to create an alternate timeline ala the new Star Trek films.
There is still a long way to go before real details form and much will change as directors and actors are chose, but what are your thoughts on a new Terminator trilogy?