Paramount Pushes Alan Taylor's 'Terminator' Reboot to July 2015
by Ethan Anderton
September 16, 2013
Back in June, Paramount Pictures announced that their partnership with Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures for a new Terminator film would actually act as a franchise reboot and the first in a new trilogy. At the time the film was slated for release on June 26th, 2015, but now the studio has just announced that they have pushed back the release slightly to take the holiday weekend route with a date of July 1st, 2015. That was supposed to be the day Independence Day 2 hit theaters, but maybe the studio already knows what Roland Emmerich indicated recently about the film not arriving until 2016. Read on!
Otherwise, the only other film slated for release that day is an unknown animated project from Illumination Entertainment, so it's a good release for the sci-fi franchise. Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) was just recently revealed as director, taking the job after names like Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Rian Johnson (Looper) and Denis Villenueve (Prisoners) didn't work out. The script comes from Avatar and Shutter Island writer Laeta Kalogridis and Drive Angry writer and director Patrick Lussier, and we're very keen on seeing just what kind of story this new trilogy aims to tell.