After the recently released Terminator Genisys, long-time fans of the Terminator franchise might be content with letting the franchise fizzle out. However, Gale Ann Hurd, who produced Terminator and Terminator 2, may have just offered a hint of salvation for any future films!
Speaking at the premiere of Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead (which she also produces), the producer revealed she would definitely be interested in collaborating with Terminator director James Cameron again if the possibility ever arose.
"Jim Cameron has an exclusive deal with 20th Century Fox, my deal is with Universal, so [right now] there’s no collaborating... On the other hand, we’re still close friends—and I hosted him and his son on the set of The Walking Dead. One day, you never know - maybe one day we’ll get Terminator back."
Interestingly, after selling the rights to the original Terminator to Hurd back in 1984 (for just $1!), Cameron stands to regain them in 2019, meaning that the veteran director could then choose to make a new Terminator film. However, if Cameron still stands by what he told the Toronto Sun back in 2009, then he might just prefer to let the franchise die:
"I’ve moved on creatively from The Terminator, so I’m not really interested in that imagery and even those ideas any more—and I’m not sure the world is that interested, either. It’s run its course, I feel."
But given the fact that Cameron is booked up making Avatar sequel films until well after 2019, perhaps by the time the rights are officially returned to him he'll be ripe with ideas for reviving the iconic series. Looks like we can only hope that Cameron remembers his film's most famous line, and that the franchise will indeed be back.
Would you like to see Gale Ann Hurd and James Cameron team up for a new Terminator film sometime?