This second push by Megan Ellison to get Termintor 5 rolling since locking down the rights in 2011 looks to finally be getting up to speed, and today a press release seals the deal. With the release comes a few bits of information, all of which was rumored in some form or another, but can now all said to be official:
• The new Terminator film will be the first of a proposed trilogy (as was Salvation, btw).
• The trilogy will be “stand alone” suggesting a full-on reboot that either side-steps or resets original continuity (a la Star Trek)
• The film is set for June 16th, 2015
Big summer, 2015. Fantastic Four, Avengers 2, Man Of Steel 2, ID4:2, Pirates 5, Finding Dory, Star Wars 7, Jurassic Park 4, M:I;5, Prometheus 2, Hunger Games 4, Ant-Man, Avatar (probably) and now a new Terminator film.
Arnold has stated outright that he’ll be leading the new film, and the press release does make a special note of Schwarzenneger’s roots in the franchise.
HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 27, 2013) – Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted “TERMINATOR” movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.
The first in a stand-alone trilogy, “TERMINATOR” will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis (“Avatar,” “Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”) are attached to write the screenplay.
Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, “TERMINATOR” spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, “World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. A 5th installment of in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the “G.I. Joe” franchise, among other films.
Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Master” and executive produced “Spring Breakers” via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” Spike Jonze’s “Her,”and Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” set for release later this year.