Even after the kind of lack lustre Terminator Genisys, it looks like another reboot could be on the way. Original The Terminator director James Cameron seems to be ready to get back on that Terminator horse as soon as possible, anyway.
In an interview with News.com.au, Cameron revealed that he’d actually quite like to get the ball rolling for a new trilogy. “The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up?” he says.
“Can it still have relevance now where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films. We live in a world of predator drones and surveillance and big data and emergent AI.”
“So I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise and the rights in the US market revert to me under US copyright law in a year and a half, so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it.”
Cameron is one pretty busy dude right now, with him currently working on Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5, so who knows if he’ll actually get around to doing it? But he’s set to reacquire the rights to Terminator in 2019, so we’ll see…
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