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?
Reader Feedback - 36 Comments
Meh, because they changed the story around to be completely different doesn't mean it will be a sensible movie. Now you have time traveling Terminators trying to change human history in their favor? I suppose a terminator will be sent back to stop the Berlin wall from falling? No thanks, I'll stick to Back to the Future movies.
BinaryChaos on Jun 27, 2013
mooreworthy on Jun 27, 2013
Your avatar is sad
Liberals_are_morons on Jun 28, 2013
Yours is sadder.
avconsumer2 on Jun 28, 2013
I comment on films, not troll shite like that.
mooreworthy on Jun 28, 2013
Don't forget they also have the entire run of stories that were produced from the Dark Horse Terminator comics.... All those stories were officially franchised along with all their Alien material too....
MovieLuvr on Jun 27, 2013
3 Production Houses? Too many cooks in the kitchen.
DAVIDPD on Jun 27, 2013
At this point it sounds like a bad idea, i would have rather seen where they were going to take the 5th movie in the franchise .. it wasnt over they had yet to send back whats his face but they introduced him. This could end up saving the terminator name though, it had been soiled after T3 & T:S, here to hoping it wont be shitty
Sky on Jun 27, 2013
I don't know.
Nielsen700 on Jun 27, 2013
I'm very open to the idea of a new trilogy but that Drivd Angry fuckbag better not have too much say.
Jon Odishaw on Jun 27, 2013
I'm optimistic...I think
N. on Jun 27, 2013
Been there, done that ... Terminate Terminator reboots, sequels, prequels and all other quels.
Hattori Hanzo on Jun 27, 2013
John on Jun 27, 2013
Yeah sounds good good because Arnie is too old to play the terminator. So a reboot is the wisest thing to do...
Avi on Jun 27, 2013
Fuck Hollywood. Fuck reboots and remakes. Just make some original material. Stuff audiences haven't seen before. Take a fucking risk already.
kLO on Jun 27, 2013
Pacific Rim is an original and risky movie (although inspired by anime and the one I'm looking forward to), people keep bashing it, they are willing to watch that stupid Grown Up 2 than Pacific Rim. Besides its audience who want to watch pre-existing stuff rather than original movies. Don't blame everything on Hollywood, blame the audience. Plus, it's fans like me who want more of terminator movies that's why Hollywood is making more films for them. Damn, I'm tired of these MAPOTI's "fuck reboots and remakes, make original movies" comments -.-
terminator fan on Jun 28, 2013
Oh please. It's basically another Transformers movie.
Joblanksy on Jun 28, 2013
Well there is still Elysium
Mr Oddjob on Jun 28, 2013
The title might be original but, the idea sure as hell isn't.
Abel on Jul 6, 2013
I'd rather enjoy a 'Star Trek' like approach, use the time-travel aspect to create a new timeline that doesn't erase what came before. That's essentially what each sequel did, anyways. Each movie's time travel then changes the future a bit, resulting in more time travel down the road and a constantly evolving/re-writing of time...an example being how the occurrence of Judgement Day shifts from 1997 to 2004. But with Arnold and possibly Dwayne Johnson on board...that would make an optimist out of me. I also REALLY hope that they do an interested reboot as opposed to a full-blown remake of the original or something.
Chris Groves on Jun 27, 2013
SO long as they keep it in the J.Conner universe I would be fine with other stories. A full reboot would make me unhappy.
Brian Sleider on Jun 27, 2013
ENOUGH with the remakes and reboots, already! ENOUGH!
CHEWBACCA on Jun 27, 2013
Looks like its going the way of Friday the 13th
ak on Jun 27, 2013
so will Chris Nolan be attached to it, so they can make it Ground to Earth kinda movie AGAIN, may be some science being shed on time travel and how it came to be or a reason why those machines turned against humans or the machines behave that way cuz they were created and programmed by violent humans or a reason why machines became self aware and why did they turn against us humans and what made/how John connor become the Leader of the resistant team and how did machines discovered time travel or was it fed by human program ..... we have a lot of things to that can be looked at .... more to come ....
han solo on Jun 28, 2013
This sounds awful. Continue the story on from Salvation. Plan a new trilogy in the future wars and just recast Christian Bale who was awful as John Connor.
Last Son on Jun 28, 2013
Yeah, rumor mill will grind a while on this. I read that Arnold would be playing the human the Terminator was based on. I haven't read the Terminator comicbooks, but I believe that story is from there?
David Banner on Jun 28, 2013
ChrisIlls on Jun 28, 2013
Bore off. This franchise is dead.
Eggyweggs on Jun 28, 2013
Why don't they concentrate on making ONE good Terminator movie to begin with, instead of planning a new trilogy already!? The original and T2 were awesome, but I'm not really interested in this franchise anymore; they're just trying to make money instead of making good movies!
moutchy on Jun 28, 2013
Yeesh... so. many. reboots. If there's yet another actor playing John Connor, I'm out. If it's a completely new story line... possibly even paralleling the existing universe... maybe. I'm cool with the way Orci & Kurtzman did Trek. Who knows. Maybe.
avconsumer2 on Jun 28, 2013
2015 Terminator (reboot, similar to T1 and T2) 2017 Terminators (the machines rise) 2019 Terminated (future war)
Avatar1209 on Jun 28, 2013
Drive Angry writer.... oh crap.
Fidel Reyes on Jun 28, 2013
Is Pat Lussier being considered an actual writer now. Don't get me wrong he's a good editor and I understand a director writing his/her own material but... PATRICK LUSSIER.
Samurai Jammer on Jun 28, 2013
OMG I want a trilogy of salvation like they said they would do! Bale is CONNOR Period!
SkyNet300 on Jun 29, 2013
Oh man, I hated him as Connor. As for the reboot: "I have a bad feeling about this"
Fox on Jun 30, 2013
Fox come on man! Bale was the Connor fans have been waiting for! He just didn't have enough screen time in the first installment. Sam "can't act" Worthington was clogging up the movie.
firstname.lastname@example.org on Jul 1, 2013
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