As the elements have begun to fit together – including a director (Deadpool’s Tim Miller) and returning veterans Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton – Paramount and producer James Cameron have pencilled in a date for a return to the Terminator universe: 26 July, 2019.
Cameron is looking to reinvent the franchise with Miller handling the actual film, working from a story they whipped up and handed to David Goyer and Josh Friedman to turn into a script, with the aim of kicking off a new trilogy.
And while the details are naturally under wraps, Cameron has said that part of his idea will be to wipe any beyond the original two movies he made from the timeline.
“This is a continuation of the story from The Terminator and Terminator 2,” he’s said. “And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.
This was really driven more by Tim than anybody, surprisingly, because I came in pretty agnostic about where we took it. The only thing I insisted on was that we somehow revamp it and reinvent it for the 21st century.” ‘Bad dream’? That is, what is known in the industry as a “sick burn”.
Regardless, the new movie will introduce some fresh blood to the franchise, with Cameron previously saying that he and Miller are scouting for a young female lead to carry the flame