If you thought the last two Terminator movies were bad, have a look at this. Director James Cameron is planning on reinventing the Terminator trilogy.
The last actual good Terminator movie was 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Even Rise Of The Machines (2003) was somewhat okay. After that, it all went downhill. Terminator Salvation, released in 2009 with an all-star cast, managed a 6.6 rating on IMDb and a score of 33% on Rotten Tomatoes. And from there, it got even worse. 2015’s Terminator Genisys got a 6.5 on IMDb and a mere 25% on Rotten Tomatoes. Embarrassing, to say the least.
Hopefully, James Cameron may be able to change that. Let’s not forget that the 3-time Academy Award winner did make major blockbusters, such as Aliens (1986), Avatar (2009) and well most notably – Titanic (1997).
While speaking with News.com.au (via CS), Cameron reveals that he’s envisioning not just one franchise reboot, but a new trilogy:
“The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up? 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 (artificial intelligence).
…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.”
We’ll put more meat on the bones if we get past the next couple of hurdles as and when we announce that.”
The rights don’t revert to Cameron until next year, so nothing official can happen until then and Cameron is plenty busy finally getting ready to start production on the first two Avatar sequels, but it’s certainly intriguing to hear that he seems invested in trying to bring Terminator back in a big way. Any involvement by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new trilogy, is still not clear.
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