James Cameron And ‘Deadpool’ Director Tim Miller Will Team Up To Make One Last ‘Terminator’ Movie
This is the spot where I’m supposed to write that James Cameron “will be back.” If you thought that you’d never see another Terminator movie after Terminator Genisys floundered at the box office, you A.) underestimated Hollywood’s lack of originality, and B.) did not know that James Cameron regains rights to the treasured franchise beginning in 2019. Cameron, who wrote and directed the first two films, will attempt to revive the dying franchise with a big time director.
Sources said that Cameron, whose copyright reversion happens 35 years after the release of the 1984 classic, is in early talks with Deadpool director and VFX wiz Tim Miller to direct a reboot and conclusion of one of cinema’s great science fiction tales.
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.
Cameron hasn’t been involved with the Terminator series since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The last Terminator chapter had a budget of $124.9 million but only made $440.6 million worldwide. Cameron, who is busy making a trillion Avatar movies (Actually only four sequels, but still) at the moment, is definitely the man who could bring the T-1000 back to life.