Why Wouldn’t TERMINATOR 5 Be A Reboot?

Then next Terminator movie, apparently the fifth in the series, is set to come out in 2015 and oh I don’t even care. I don’t even remember if I saw the last one. I honestly don’t know if I watched it.

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(This does explain so much about Sam Worthington’s acting.)

But this, this will be different. We know Arnold’s back and they might, maybe, if you believe everything you read on the internet get The Rock Dwayne Johnson. And according to some wrestling magazine it’ll take place in the 40s or 50s. We also know, thanks to a press release sent out today, that Terminator 5 will be a reboot,

I guess this makes sense given how badly the franchise has completely fucked its continuity and timeline over the course of four movies and a TV show.

The producers are calling the film the first part of a planned trilogy, but then they said that about the last one too. The reboot, which the press release refers to as “Terminator” (so deal with it) will be written by Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar and Shutter Island, neither of which I cared for) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry, which I fucking loved). Your mileage may vary on either of those writers’ past works, though.

At the end of the day, while I know many of you are going to be furious about this news, I can’t really get too excited in either direction. The last Terminator movie worth watching came out when I was 11. This is just another entry in the franchise for not to care about.

Here’s the press release, if you want to read it.

HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 27, 2013) – Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted “TERMINATOR” movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.

The first in a stand-alone trilogy, “TERMINATOR” will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis (“Avatar,” “Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”) are attached to write the screenplay.

Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, “TERMINATOR” spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, “World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”.  A 5th installment of in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the “G.I. Joe” franchise, among other films.

Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Master” and executive produced “Spring Breakers” via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” Spike Jonze’s “Her,” and Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” set for release later this year.

 

Skott Stotland is a thousand monkeys in a man suit. He has been writing for the internet for over a decade.

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