New ‘Terminator’ Will Be A Reboot!! Set For Release In June 2015!

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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.

  • Krug09

    The Rock would be perfect to play the new terminator.

  • Ravinus

    The Rock? Really? If he plays Reese, then okay. Regardless, a reboot sounds like a terrible idea, and that’s coming from someone that’s pretty liberal when it comes to reboot/make.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    I really hope we don’t get a puffy-faced 65 year old T-800. I don’t normally hold age against people but it’s just silly to think of Arnold playing the same character; age hasn’t been kind to Arnold.

    • Zombie-Killa

      I agree 100% with this. For anyone who watched The Last Stand, you could CLEARLY see Arnold is not the same guy anymore, because his age has caught up to him. And he’s legitimately a senior citizen now.

      On a side note, I hope they don’t rush the new films for the sake of making as much money as possible at the box office, and turn out a shitty final product in the process. We don’t need another Terminator Salvation. lol.

      • Rake

        True Arnold has aged badly, but if they are making terminators to blend in and look like normal people then the terminators could look any age. And the terminator role isn’t really that physically demanding, compared to most action roles. I still don’t see them using Arnold as the terminator if they are remaking the movie.

        • Zombie-Killa

          “True Arnold has aged badly, but if they are making terminators to blend in and look like normal people then the terminators could look any age. And the terminator role isn’t really that physically demanding, compared to most action roles.”

          Very true. In fact, a lot of Terminator actions/movements are just standing around with emotionless looks, and stiff combat moves. I just can’t picture the T1, T2, or T3 Arnie, where’s he’s running around, and doing more taxing, physically demanding moves.

  • Script3r

    T-800? hmm.. i thought he was a cyberdyne syatem’s model 101..

  • Raziel_cz

    Script by the writer of Avatar and Drive Angry? Oh Gosh…

    • Frank Zito

      Yep, I think we can expect something as equally forgettable and sub-par as the Total Recall reboot.

  • DethHand

    Creativity and originality is truly dead in Hollywood. It makes absolutely zero sense to reboot the Terminator franchise. Sigh.

  • nw_6655321

    This is definitely a surprising touch on the studio’s end to reboot it haha I guess the whole time travel aspect kind of allows for “rebooting” in a way that still doesn’t neglect the originals entirely. The “Mortal Kombat” reboot game was all about going back and changing parts of the first 3 games, and the story worked pretty well. It payed lip service but also expanded on the world. Something like that for this reboot wouldn’t be too bad. But if they just do the same thing but with better CG, then I’ll sit that one out, theatrically. Catch it on Netflix lol

  • but-sir-the-piranha

    Why finish the storyline completely instead? Oh I know because that would make sense. “Great” job Hollywood, once again.

  • STRIK9

    Arnold needs to make a new ‘Predator’ film over this. Terminator is played out. I hope he’s still doin that Conan film.

    • Zombie-Killa

      I would like to see him return to Predators, but is it wrong to say I enjoyed Predators (2010) A LOT more without him? lol. I know that sounds weird, but Predators (2010) was a kick ass movie. BIG upgrade over the dreadful AVP films.

      • Frank Zito

        I felt Predators was a terrible rehash of the original with zero redeemable factors. Laurence Fishburne’s character was laughable at best, as was most of the cast actually. The first AVP was easily better. Not a good film but it gave the audience what it expected with a clash of the icons like that, and it was new, it didn’t shamelessly borrow bits and pieces (shot for shot) from previous films.

        • Zombie-Killa

          Ah! That’s a knife through the heart, Frank! lol.

          Although, I can understand, where you’re coming from 100%. I love the ’87 original so much, and for me, Predators was like a nice homage to that film. With Adrien Brody covering himself in mud to battle the Predator at the end, and Hanzo battling the Predator in the open field with a sword is reminiscent of Billy’s last stand.

          And well, I don’t hate AVP, because I actually own the DVD. I guess I was in the group of people, who had HUGE expectations for the first cross-over, so maybe I set the bar too high.

          But I’ve tried again and again, and I just can’t get into AVP Requiem. The best part is when the daughter of the solider tells her father she saw a monster outside of her window. The father goes to check, and then BAM! The Xenomorph attacks. I can still remember flipping out over that scene in the theater.

          • Frank Zito

            I don’t mean to sound harsh in response but that film didn’t and still doesn’t sit well with me, certainly not something I can relate praise to.
            Thankfully I haven’t seen Requiem. And from the unanimous reaction of it being bad from my friends and family, I doubt I ever will. There are just some depths I won’t go.

          • Zombie-Killa

            Ha! Lulz.

            Yeah, I would avoid Requiem at all costs. The introduction of the hybrid Predator/Alien is such a huge letdown, and it sucks, because the glimpse of the Predator/Alien was actually a nice cliffhanger from AVP. They tried to make up for the lack of blood and gore in AVP with Requiem (still can’t understand why so many people complained about the lack of nasty stuff in AVP. Didn’t bother me at all) having more disgusting stuff, but it’s still an awful, awful film.

        • TwistedCritic

          Predators was okay at best, certainly not embarrassing but they could have taken out all of Fishburne’s scenes and not really missed anything, and the mini twist at the end involving Topher Grace’s character was completely ridiculous.

          • Zombie-Killa

            Really? I actually liked the twist with Grace, because it made his character look like such a weasel/worm. He played the innocent and unknowing wimp throughout the whole movie to survive.

            But when Alice Braga’s character risked her life to save his, Grace stabbed her in the back, which made Brody’s grenade booby-trap trap feel more sweet, because he got what was coming to him.

  • TwistedCritic

    Mark my words, this will be a “reboot” in the same way Abrams’ Star Trek was a “reboot.” They’ll probably play around with the timeline, but it will still clearly be a sequel that acknowledges at least some of the previous movies.

  • Evan3

    I never thought I would say this, but I can’t wait for the rights to revert to Cameron. He will actually respect the franchise. It may mean we never see another Terminator, but at least it won’t be bald-faced cash ins.

  • lupe

    would be lying if i said i wasn’t excited