After McG left a plain taste in our mouths, Megan Ellison scored the rights to James Cameron’s The Terminator franchise, announcing plans to get two more films into production. Since the announcement, Justin Lin was attached to direct with Arnold Schwarzenegger also set to return. I wish I could see the future, because things just took a bad turn.
According to Deadline, plans Ellison and Schwarzenegger to put the first of two pictures in production for the fourth quarter of 2012 has forced Lin to drop out, although Lin has left the door open to a return if Ellison and Schwarzenegger will wait until he completes the sixth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise.
While Cameron washed his hands of the Terminator franchise years ago, his close friend Schwarzenegger has dragged him into a brainstorming meeting or two, even though he is not officially involved.
It looks like they have a big decision to make, wait for Lin or move on…