UPDATED (03/21): No sooner had I finished writing the article below, news came in to make everything a bit moot. Terminator 6 has been cancelled. Here is what the New York Daily News says:
“It is over for The Terminator and Arnold. The studio has taken the sequel off the production slate completely, meaning there is no pre-production or any plans for another sequel. The talent had been offered long term deals, but this is not happening. The Genisys movie was seen as a way of reviving (the franchise), but the critics were not happy and somehow the studio bosses fell out of love with making more, even though they made huge profits.”
Now keep in mind that James Cameron retains the rights in 2019, but also keep in mind that he’ll be filming like thirty Avatar movies and probably won’t be heavily involved. By then, Arnold will simply be too old for this (no, really this time).
Look man, just watch the Terminator 2 future coda, that’s it. R.I.P. Terminator…
PREVIOUSLY (03/21): They’re making a Terminator 6. And while that might fill you with anxiety given the last movie and how fucking horrible it was, don’t forget that James Cameron is going to produce this one. So while it’s not quite as good as directing, it should help.
TheTerminatorFans has a new article up on this movie, which is well researched and with some feedback for the powers that be. Among other things there is some new hope for the movie winding its neck in;
Recent news also suggests that the movie could be going back to its independent film roots and hope is finally returning to a hardcore fan base that might have given up on the franchise.
They also conducted a poll, asking fans who they want to appear in the movie. As you might expect, we want old faces to return. And Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn’t even the name most in demand! You can check out the full article here, Casting Terminator 6.
The last time I watched a Cameron produced movie was Sanctum. And it was pretty good, a nice survival thriller. And also, I should add, some of the best use of native 3D you’re ever going to see. So if you have a 3D TV with a thinning 3D Blu-Ray collection, get that movie.
It could be more proof that Cameron in a producing role is not just a ceremonial title. I like to think he’ll keep people in check…