It's in our nature to remake movies. Major drag, huh? Maybe not! We knew that would be back for Terminator Genisys 5, we heard that could have a role, and there were suspicious rumors that the sequel will actually be a prequel reboot (it won't actually contain the "5") taking place in the 1950s. Now, Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures, and Paramount have announced that the new Terminator film will be the start of a full-fledged trilogy. If you're mad, look at it this way: 3 billion human lives may not actually perish on Judgment Day. That must count for something.
What's completely bizarre about all of this is that Terminator Salvation was supposed to be the reboot that the franchise was looking for. It took us into the "inevitable" future war after the machines took over in T3, but really failed to wow audiences. What's also fascinating about all of this is that the rights to the Terminator franchise are going back to series creator in 2019, meaning they're going to have to shoot all of these movies ASAP. Madness! Here's the full press release:
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 of Annapurna and of Skydance. and of Skydance will serve as executive producers. (“Avatar,” “Shutter Island”) and (“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. (via CBM)
As a huge Terminator fan, I can't help but feel overly excited - even if this new trilogy is terrible. It can't be as misguided as some of the other stories in the universe, right?
Is it stupid to go back to the 1950s? Should this even be made at all? Give me your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle in the comments below.