‘Terminator’ Franchise to be Rebooted, First Film in New Trilogy to Arrive June 2015

hollywood-movie-newsSome interesting news tonight from Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna Pictures, who have just announced that Terminator 5, will be released June 26, 2015. It will also be the first film in a new trilogy. But that is not all, the press release for this announcement is calling it a reboot and it will stand alone from the first four Terminator films. The press release also doesn’t mention anything about Arnold Schwarzenegger, which might just mean he hasn’t signed on the line yet. There is also the possibility they could be looking for a new face for the franchise instead of reusing Schwarzenegger again. This is certainly an interesting bit of news, if Terminator 5 doesn’t have anything to do with Sarah Connor, John Connor, or Kyle Reese or the T-800, will it bring in the fans? What do you think? (Via /film)

HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 27, 2013) – 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.

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