Schwarzenegger Confirms Role & 2014 Production for 'Terminator 5'
Just yesterday we learned that Megan Ellison's company Annapurna Pictures and David Ellison's Skydance Productions were in talks with Paramount Pictures for a deal to the distribution rights to Terminator 5, the gestating sequel in the iconic sci-fi franchise. At the time, we had also already known that Arnold Schwarzenegger was returning, but we weren't necessarily sure in what capacity. Now the actor has again confirmed his involvement, but with the added detail that he will definitely be playing The Terminator again, despite speculation he might be taking a human role. Plus, he also says when production may begin.
Speaking with TheArnoldFans.com (via ComingSoon), the actor says, "In fact, I’m very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator, which we start shooting in January." That must mean the script from Avatar and Shutter Island writer Laeta Kalogridis and Drive Angry writer and director Patrick Lussier is complete if Schwarzenegger already knows when production will begin. We're curious to see what kind of story drives the sequel if Schwarzenegger is back with a lead role in the film, or at least a pivotal role as the cyborg assassin. If production really is slated to begin in January 2014, then we'll likely hear more solid developments soon, like who will be in the director's chair. Stay tuned.