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Published On: Sun, Jan 22nd, 2017

James Cameron developing new ‘Terminator’ film with ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller

Terminator 6 is in the works and news comes that The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day director James Cameron is coming back to “godfather” the film and wants Deadpool director Tim Miller to direct.

Deadline reports that Cameron will be getting the rights to the Terminator series back in 2019 and intends to be personally involved in the next movie. His exact role isn’t specified, but he won’t be directing (he’s got those four Avatar sequels on his plate). Their report used the title “godfather,” which implies a producer or executive producer role.

The summarized: “David Ellison, whose Skydance co-financed Terminator Genisys, is bankrolling an exploratory effort that includes engaging some top-flight science fiction authors to find the movie creatively. Ellison still holds many Terminator rights, after his 2013 acquisition from sister and Annapurna principal Megan Ellison. She bought them in 2011 at Cannes for $20 million.”

Terminator Genisys, with a budget of $155 million, grossed $440 million worldwide and was widely panned by critics.

Slash Film cautions fans: “We’re staring at a house of cards right now. Cameron could get sidetracked by those Avatar movies. Miller could politely decline the gig. The people who throw money at film financiers may look at the box office haul of the previous two Terminator movies and decide to invest elsewhere. It’s not even clear if Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back (ha), especially since Genisys had to bend over backwards to explain the ageless robot’s aged appearance. Who knows what’s going to happen?”

Here’s my prediction: Cameron will work this out over the next few years, regain the rights and fuel his ego that HE IS THE ONLY ONE who knows how to set the franchise in the right direction. Too much can happen between now and 2019 so Miller’s name is just a silly rumor. Expect the studio to figure a financial way out of the franchise, selling it earlier to Cameron (possibly worth it if he gets Miller on board), but fans can expect another Terminator film by 2022.

 

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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