James Cameron and Tim Miller will reboot the ‘Terminator’ franchise with a new film in 2019 that will only serve as a sequel to the first to films in the series…
Like waking up from a bad dream, James Cameron and director Tim Miller are pretending that none of the ‘Terminator’ movies that happened after 1991’s classic sequel ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ as they prepare to relaunch the franchise in 2019.
Cameron is working alongside Miller to reboot ‘The Terminator’ with a release date for the film already confirmed for July 26, 2019 with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton both confirmed to return.
While several ‘Terminator’ movies followed Cameron’s original sequel, the upcoming movie will ignore all of that and focus solely on a story that takes place in the aftermath of ‘Judgment Day’.
“This is a continuation of the story from Terminator 1 and Terminator 2. And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. “Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse. This was really driven more by [Tim] than anybody, surprisingly, because I came in pretty agnostic about where we took it.
“The only thing I insisted on was that we somehow revamp it and reinvent it for the 21st century.”
Cameron was not involved in any of the ‘Terminator’ films past the second movie released in 1991, which ended with Sarah Connor destroying the last remnants of the Terminators who traveled back in time to kill her son John Connor so that the war with the machines would hopefully never happen. Obviously with a sequel on the horizon, something has changed and it appears man versus artificial intelligence will once again threaten all of humanity.
Cameron and Miller are plotting out the new ‘Terminator’ films as a trilogy with a slew of new characters being introduced alongside the iconic roles played by Hamilton and Schwarzenegger.
In fact, Cameron is currently searching for an 18-something female to serve as the centerpiece for the new ‘Terminator’ franchise.
Obviously details are still scarce as Cameron and Miller ramp up production on the new ‘Terminator’ movies but it’s clear they have a specific vision in mind for how this story will pick up and how it will unfold for a new generation of fans.