A few days ago we heard that Paramount was in negotiations to secure the distribution rights for a fifth Terminator film. The film is being produced by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures as well as David Ellison’s Skydance Productions. Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are writing the script for the fifth film.
With all of that seemingly going well, Arnold Schwarzenegger is sort of confirming his involvement, and the likelihood that he will be playing one of the titular machines. According to TheArnoldFans.com he said, ““In fact, I’m very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star AS the ‘Terminator’, which we start shooting in January and I’m also going to do ‘King Conan’ – to play that role and also to do another ‘Twins’ movie.”
This is from an actor, so it’s to be taken with a grain of sale until the studio confirms it – but it’s looking good (depending on if you actually want to see this movie). Also? Twins 2!!!
Megan Ellison paid more than $20 million in 2011 to acquire the rights for a new Terminator film. However, she must make a film by 2019 before the rights revert back to the creator of the franchise, James Cameron.