Schwarzenegger has said that production on the new Terminator film will begin in January next year, he has also said he will be in it, and there have also been rumours of Dwayne Johnson joining the cast as possibly a protector of the Connor family.
A press release issued today by Paramount and Skydance Productions confirms that Terminator 5 will be released in cinemas on June 26th 2015, and also tells us that it will be the first film in a new stand-alone trilogy. Now, this is very exciting news, but sadly there is no mention of Schwarzenegger being cast yet, no confirmation that the start date of production Arnie claims is actually true, and sadly Dwayne Johnson is mentioned either. However, this doesn’t mean that both Johnson and Arnie could be in it, but for now the answer is no.
Regardless, the thought of a brand new stand-alone trilogy is very interesting, and the fact the franchise is being rebooted is also quite exciting, so read on for all the details.
The Press Release:
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.