Paramount Pictures Begins New 'Terminator' Trilogy in June of 2015
by Ethan Anderton
June 27, 2013
As if the year 2015 wasn't already crammed with big films like The Avengers 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2 and hopefully Star Wars: Episode VII, another big franchise is arriving that summer. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures have just announced that they will be releasing Terminator on June 26th, 2015. However, the film is not exactly Terminator 5 as once thought as the press release calls it a rebooted movie and the first in a stand-alone trilogy. Despite recent confirmation from Arnold Schwarzenegger, there's no mention of the iconic actor in the announcement.
So what's the deal here? Well, Schwarzenegger could easily still be starring in the film as the titular killing machine, but the story just won't have anything to do with John Connor or any of the mythology created in the previous films. It would make sense considering the Terminator in the previous franchise was merely one out of an entire line of robotic assassins, so there's plenty of other assignments that these machines could be involved with around the world and through time. Hearing that this is the first in a planned stand-alone trilogy, with the first script coming from from Avatar and Shutter Island writer Laeta Kalogridis and Drive Angry writer and director Patrick Lussier, is pretty damn intriguing and exciting, so we hope to hear more soon. Sound good?