James Cameron Has Big Plans For Terminator Franchise, Is Talking About Writing A New Trilogy To Bring Series Back To Life

Published On July 26, 2017 » 792 Views» By Z-rowe »

James Cameron is a great filmmaker, but he doesn’t always commit 100% to his ideas. He loves to dream big. As some of you may remember, he pushed back the release of Avatar 2 earlier this year because he was also planning Avatar 3 and 4 at the same time.

He told the Toronto Star the following:

“Well, 2018 is not happening. We haven’t announced a firm release date. What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases. So we’re not making Avatar 2, we’re making Avatar 234, and 5. It’s an epic undertaking. It’s not unlike building the Three Gorges dam.”

We don’t know exactly where he’s at with that whole process, but we do know he’s starting to turn his attention to the Terminator franchise. In 2018, the rights to the franchise will return to Cameron, and he’s already making plans to bring the series back to life.

While speaking with News.com.au, the 62-year-old director revealed he’s planning on making a new trilogy…

“The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up? So I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise and the rights in the US market revert to me under US copyright law in a year and a half, so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it.”

Can we just focus on one movie (and one franchise) at a time? Is that too much to ask?

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