So, would Dwayne Johnson make a good Terminator? If these rumours reported by Examiner are anything to go by, he just might be about to become The Terminator. What is even more interesting about the report is that Arnie will not actually be playing a terminator because the film will be a prequel, and Arnie will instead play a human protector of the Connor family.
His skills are so good as a protector, that a Terminator is created much like Arnie’s human form, because this is the only way to fend off his protective powers. Here is what Examiner have said about Terminator 5:
“Incredibly, Arnold Schwarzenegger may not play the role of a machine in the next film, but a potentially heroic human figure in or close to the Connor family.
“One theory is that Schwarzenegger’s remarkable ability to protect the Connor family in the 1940s or 1950s with antiquated weaponry by today’s standards ultimately inspired the machines to develop a terminator in his likeness that was eventually sent to 1984 when Sarah Connor was first targeted for termination,”
The role that Johnson would be playing has not been mentioned, and the actor is not confirmed, but should he be considering playing a role in Terminator 5 then it would certainly bring something very interesting to the franchise. It would also be cool because Johnson is considered this generations Arnie in some ways.
Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry, Dracula 2001) and Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) are writing the screenplay for Terminator 5. As for a director, initially Justin Lin was going to direct, but decided to make Fast & Furious 6 instead. Now that he is free, there is a chance he might be persuaded back?
Schwarzenegger has said that production will commence in January 2014.