James Cameron is considering bringing back the “Terminator” franchise … again.
There have been several sequels since the original “Terminator” debuted in 1984. “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”, “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and “Terminator Salvation”. Now, Cameron reveals he’s been thinking of a way to revive the franchise.
“The question is: has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up?” the director pondered. The most recent sequel, “Terminator: Genisys” wasn’t a huge hit at the box-office, but Cameron says there is still more to explore.
He explained that the world of technology and sci-fi has expanded so much since his original films that it would be more relevant than ever.
“So, I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the ‘Terminator’ franchise, and the rights in the U.S. market revert to me under U.S. copyright law in a year-and-a-half, so he and I are talking about what we can do,” he spilled.
“Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it. We’ll put more meat on the bones if we get past the next couple of hurdles as and when we announce that,” Cameron said.
Of course, with every “Terminator” sequel, the question has to be asked: Will Arnold Schwarzenegger be back?
Cameron said he would be involved in the new trilogy if it happens, but it’s time to introduce more new characters.