James Cameron has revealed plans to revive the Terminator franchise and reinvent the film series with a new trilogy.
While promoting the upcoming release Terminator 2 Judgment Day 3D, Cameron opened up and revealed to News Australia that he is currently negotiating to oversee a new “three-film arc” on the condition that the rights issues to the franchise can be resolved:
“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].
The rights to Terminator have changed a few times since the first film hit in 1984, but some rights will revert back to Cameron in 2019. Should Cameron’s plans for a new trilogy come to fruition, Arnold Schwarzenegger could be involved, however, the new films would introduce new characters to “pass the baton” to:
“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 about to begin working on four sequels to his 2009 smash hit film Avatar this August, making it unlikely that a new Terminator could be shot anytime soon but fans of the sequel to the original can catch a 4K restoration of the film for the first time in 3D later this summer when Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D hits theaters August 25, 2017.
Source: News Australia