James Cameron, the original creator behind ‘The Terminator’ franchise, is coming home again with a new movie in the works…
The 1984 classic ‘The Terminator’ is regarded as one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time not to mention the 1991 sequel, ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’, which surpassed the original in terms of critical and commercial response.
Now James Cameron — the creator behind ‘The Terminator’ and ‘Terminator 2’ — is returning to the franchise for the first time in more than 25 years.
According to Deadline, Cameron will get back certain rights to ‘The Terminator’ franchise after the 35-year tag expires from the original film out in 1984. With Cameron about to regain the rights to ‘The Terminator’, he’s looking to team up with ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller on a definitive film in the series.
Cameron hasn’t been involved with ‘The Terminator’ franchise since the original sequel in 1991 although plenty of films have been churned out in his absence. Everything from ‘Terminator 3’ to the most recent reboot ‘Terminator: Genisys’ have landed in theaters with none of them even coming close to the same success as the original two films from Cameron.
Arguably the best ‘Terminator’ property was the short lived TV series ‘The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ with ‘Game of Thrones’ star Lena Headey portraying famous ass kicker Sarah Connor, but even that show floundered after two seasons with less than impressive ratings (the show itself was very well done and is highly recommended if you’re a ‘Terminator’ fan).
Now it appears Cameron is ready to revive ‘The Terminator’ with a brand new movie while handing over the reins to Miller to direct while he’s busy working on the next four ‘Avatar’ films. There’s no word on how deeply involved Cameron will be with the new ‘Terminator’ project, but clearly based on the rumors, he’s going to great lengths to reboot his beloved franchise.
It’s tough to tell whether Cameron will create an entirely new ‘Terminator’ film or perhaps pick up with a direct sequel to ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’. Whatever the case, Cameron signing back on for another ‘Terminator’ film is good news for anybody who’s been a fan of the franchise since the first movie came out more than 30 years ago.