James Cameron Says He’s Writing A New ‘Terminator’ Movie But Is Waiting To See How AI Develops

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On the latest edition of “We’re Living In A Nightmare Dystopia” comes this story about legendary filmmaker James Cameron apparently writing a new Terminator movie but waiting to see how the current boom of artificial intelligence plays out before he moves forward with it.

According to reports, the Avatar: The Way of Water director recently made an appearance at the Dell Technologies World 2023 conference in Las Vegas and confirmed that he had started writing a new Terminator film.

Cameron, however, is apparently waiting to see how what happens with the current explosion in artificial intelligence before moving forward with the project.

The most recent film in the franchise was Terminator: Dark Fate, which was released in 2019 and grossed just $260 million at the global box office despite relatively solid reviews. Cameron, of course, hasn’t personally directed a Terminator film since 1991’s legendary T2: Judgement Day. He did serve as a producer on Terminator: Dark Fate, though.

As a result of that film’s performance, action legend Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that he was retiring from the franchise, as he took it as a sign that audiences are ready to move on to a new story.

“I got the message loud and clear that the world wants to move on with a different theme when it comes to The Terminator,” he told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year.

Given that Cameron is currently working on the third film in the Avatar franchise — which will likely be followed by another two films — it’s hard to imagine when he would have the time to develop a new Terminator film. Then again, if we’ve learned anything from the last 40 years of blockbuster filmmaking, betting against James Cameron is a fool’s errand.

At this time, the third Avatar film — rumored to be subtitled “The Seed Bearer” — is scheduled to hit theaters on December 20, 2024.

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