Not happy with ‘The Terminator‘ franchise? James Cameron isn’t either and is planning on reinventing the entire franchise with a new trilogy. Not only that, but Cameron already has what sounds like a solid idea as to how he would tackle it. His idea for “Judgement Day” has drawn incredibly close with today’s “predator drones and surveillance and big data and emergent AI.” Expanding on those ideas and more is what Cameron has in mind which could play out quite well as long as he doesn’t follow directly in his own footsteps.
So what is the plan? In a recent interview, Cameron stated:
“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).
…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.”
There is no word as to if any of the previous ‘Terminator’ films will be canon or if Arnold Schwarzenegger would be heavily involved. The actor had previously confirmed that he would be part of this new world but it was never clear how active of a role he would have.
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