'Terminator' Reboot Has a Title, May Kickstart Universe in TV Series

December 9, 2013


While Ron Howard and Imagine Entertainment have been trying to get their unprecedented film and television adaptation of The Dark Tower off the ground, it sounds a blockbuster property might try out a similar formula before that happens. We know that the reboot of Terminator will arrive on July 1st, 2015 with Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor at the helm. Now Production Weekly might have word on a title as the tease of their recent issue on Twitter included the title Terminator: Genesis. That could be the title of the new film, however, the list also includes TV series, and this might reference a newly ordered Terminator adaptation for the small screen, which is said to set up the rebooted film universe. Read on!

In the report about the new Terminator TV series, also being produced by the film reboot's producers at Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures, Variety says the TV series and film reboot franchise will have intersecting narratives. But there's where things get interesting and confusing. Supposedly the TV series will use a critical moment from the original Terminator film, and go the opposite direction of where the film series went. Badass Digest hypothesizes that they might kill Sarah Connor and then go from there, which would make the entire Terminator universe completely different than what we've already seen. It would be interesting to see that direction so we don't have to shoehorn in John Connor again.

Of course, this kind of move could be risky, because if the TV series doesn't work out, that could impact the audience for the film. However, we're betting the film will be able to stand on its own feet even if the TV series doesn't work out. However, it certainly seems like film franchises are moving towards multimedia franchises. After all, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has ties to the Marvel universe, though we wish the correlation was a little more direct, especially in quality and storylines.

Maybe this could start shifting studios to spending more money on tying TV series to film franchises. What will help is that the TV series script comes from X-Men: First Class writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, so this should have a wide scope. We just hope this new Terminator reboot is better than any of the sequels that followed after Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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Bleh, I feel that no one knows what to do with this series. Let it die. We had a TV show, and a reboot that both failed to meet expectations. AS much as I love the franchise I fear there is no writer or studio that will take the series where it should go, I full on human vs machine war in the future. Not just another "some one protects some one else while a robot chases".

Brian Sleider on Dec 9, 2013


What a waste. Just leave it alone. The first two movies are sci fi classics. Leave it there! It doesn't need a reboot or to reinvent itself. Can you make something original instead? There is plenty material out there.

Armitall on Dec 9, 2013


James Cameron is the only one who can revive this, and we all know thats not gonna happen. Yall are just offending James and his amazing original concept more and more with newer and newer reboots/remakes what have you. This will most likely be another can of insulting garbage. Moreover, they're getting the director of Thor: The Dark World? The same director who needed Joss Whedon to come in and save him? Pfffff god help this remake.

Such heroic nonsense on Dec 9, 2013


If the SCC guys are behind this, then go for it. Anyone else, leave it be.

DAVIDPD on Dec 9, 2013


I don't like that title. I don't think I have, but I feel like I've seen it a million times.

OfficialJab on Dec 9, 2013


Ugh. Stop insulting James Cameron's creation. Think of something original, dumbasses!

cobrazombie on Dec 9, 2013


Oh my god, this has of to be the most fucked up Universe of all time. I dont understand why Hollywood doesnt just bite the bullet and finish the damn franchise with two more sequels after Terminator Salvation... Salvation wasnt THAT bad to begin with...

LosZombies on Dec 9, 2013


I liked it.

grimjob on Dec 9, 2013


T'was decent. Worth my $10.75

LosZombies on Dec 9, 2013


I love the Terminator franchise, and I'm excited to see where it goes. Its been stumbling ever since T3, but I've enjoyed it all regardless. Can't help it. Now, be smart and give us some goddamn Michael Biehn. The bastard has barely aged, and I'm all for an older, grizzled Reese.

grimjob on Dec 9, 2013

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