James Cameron has been trying to bring Terminator 2: Judgment Day back to the big screen for a 3D release for quite a while now. He hoped that it would hit theaters in 2016 to coincide with the film’s 25th anniversary, but that didn’t happen for several reasons. It has finally received a release date, though: August 25th.
Back in June 2014 at the Hero Complex Film Festival, Cameron ruled out any chance of the same thing happening with the first Terminator film, but he did speak about why he wanted to see a 3D release for the sequel:
“It has a kind of timeless appeal. If there was someone who was interested in doing that, and we could make a good case for the business model like, perhaps let’s say, it’s never been on screens in China which in the next few years is about to become the biggest market for films worldwide. That alone might justify the cost of a conversion which might be 6 or 7 million dollars. And then a 3D re-release might attract some eyeballs in North American and Europe and then the Chinese release, which would be the first release on the big screen, might pay for it.”
You can check out an official poster the re-release below.
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