When A Franchise’s Key Slogan Is “I’ll Be Back”, It’s No Wonder It Has No Ending In Sight
We’ve been waiting for big news about the Terminator franchise to drop all year. The father of the franchise, James Cameron, is currently busy working on his countless number of Avatar sequels. However, the rights to franchise that put him on the map revert back to his hands in 2018 and it seems the iconic filmmaker has some plans up his sleeves for what comes next.
Speaking with News.com.au, wants to start over and create a whole new trilogy:
“The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up? Can it still have relevance now where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films? We live in a world of predator drones and surveillance and big data and emergent AI (artificial intelligence).
So I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise and the rights in the US market revert to me under US copyright law in a year and a half so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it.
We’ll put more meat on the bones if we get past the next couple of hurdles as and when we announce that.”
More meat on the bones indeed. I hope he means the titanium alloy endoskeleton of a T-800. As a fan of the Terminator franchise, I can’t wait to have the Godfather back in charge. Hopefully, he can breathe some fresh and new life into the world of SkyNet.
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