Paramount Pictures’ new Terminator film will actually be a reboot, not a sequel, according to press release that hit this afternoon. While we’ve heard hints about Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson possibly having a role, the release doesn’t confirm or deny it. The new release date is June 26, 2015.
It seems that Arnold Schwarzenegger will still be involved (as previously reported) as the “title character”, but that seems like an odd choice if they’re going for a hard reboot. Hopefully we get some clarification on that sooner rather than later. I kind of liked the idea of him being the guy who designed the original T-800 in his own image. The hope is to make TWO of these movies before the rights revert back to James Cameron.
The film is being produced by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures as well as David Ellison’s Skydance Productions. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are writing the script for the film. The hunt is on for a director.