Paramount has officially announced that the new Terminator movie will start over in reboot form and relaunch a brand new stand-alone trilogy.
The sequel – which is not exactly Terminator 5 – is set to start shooting in January, with plans to hit theaters June 26th, 2015.
This new film 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.
The script is coming from writers Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). No director is yet attached, so let the speculation begin!
Despite Arnold Schwarzenegger has repeatedly said that he’ll be back, there’s no mention of the iconic actor in the announcement.
Summer 2015 will no doubt be packed with blockbusters, as it also will have The Avengers 2, Independence Day 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Finding Dory, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, The Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, Jurassic Park 4, possibly Star Wars: Episode VII and probably Man of Steel 2.
We hope to hear some more from new Terminator soon.
Here’s the press release:
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 5thinstallment 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.