Arnold Schwarzenegger And James Cameron Are Back for the Next Terminator Movie

Posted 2017/05/21 2437 0

Action star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in a new Terminator movie produced by James Cameron, Screen reported on Saturday.


Earlier this year, we learned director James Cameron is returning to the Terminator franchise he created to produce and shepherd the new approach to the dying sci-fi property that hasn’t had a good sequel since Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Deadpool director Tim Miller will be at the helm of the movie, but otherwise we haven’t heard anything about what to expect from it, and frankly even with Cameron on board, it’s been hard to get excited for yet another Terminator sequel. However, a new update might help get fans on board.

Speaking to Screen Daily from the Cannes Film Festival, Schwarzenegger confirmed that he had met with James Cameron, who created the series and directed the first two movies. "It is back," he said. "It is moving forward. [Cameron] has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise. I will be in the movie."

Skydance Media founder David Ellison recently spoke about the project, saying: “We have something this year that we will be announcing for the franchise. It’s something we’re incredibly excited about and we think is the direction it needs to head.”

Back in March, it was reported that Paramount is gearing up to announce a Terminator reboot this year, despite rumors claiming the franchise was being shelved. While a sequel to Terminator Genisys was originally scheduled to release on May 19, 2017, the studio removed the project from its release schedule in January of last year.

The actor also spoke to the possibility of him still starring in a Conan reboot, saying the project hasn't been scrapped. "It’s being rewritten," Schwarzenegger said. "The idea is to do it."

Directed by Thor: The Dark World‘s Alan Taylor, Terminator Genisys was originally conceived as the first film in a reboot trilogy teaming Arnold Schwarzenegger with Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke. It opened in cinemas last July to poor reviews and performed somewhat disappointingly at the box office, especially in the US. Genisys made $440 million at the worldwide box office, with a domestic take of only $90 million.