As Arnold Schwarzenegger The Terminator famously said in 1991 “I’ll be back!” was not only humorous line for any movies sequel but the lines was so true that it has followed Terminator movies till to date. Not only the futuristic killing machine came back time to time again but now the exciting news is that, the filmmaker James Cameron, is planning for a brand new trilogy.
Cameron, in a recent interview with news.com.au that he wants to involve Arnold Schwarzenegger “to some extent” but he wants to introduce new characters to the trilogy.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day, was released in 1991 and at the time was the most expensive film ever made the estimated budget was an astonishing US $100 million. The movie was a critical and box office hit collecting around $520 million. The movie was instant hit among fans because of its old school action and cutting edge technology. The movie is set to release in 3D next month.
Cameron explains that the “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).”
James Cameron is in talk with produce David Ellison, who currently holds the right for the Terminator franchise, and the good news is that Cameron will retrieve North American rights very soon.
He said “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.”
The whole concept of The Terminator movies was brilliant as a robot being sent from the future to destroy leader of humanity in past. The tough task for Cameron will be how he can mold the story in the new Terminator movies considering he has the latest technologies at his disposal.
In case you are still confused about the whole Terminator saga thing here is a video composed by IGN.