Cross-platform franchise storytelling is the new hotness.
When the T-800 inexplicably rides again in 2015 with a rebooted Terminator film in theaters, a new television series will supplement the action, tying directly into the story of the film.
Like a T-1000 reforming even after being blasted with liquid nitrogen and blown into a million pieces, the Terminator franchise just won't quit.
With the fifth theatrical installment in this unkillable series heading to theaters in the summer of 2015, we're getting some sense of who could played the new versions of Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese, and even John Connor in the Terminator reboot.
Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, and Annapurna Films are planning to have a fifth Terminator movie in theaters on June 26, 2015.
Up until now, the goal of kicking off a whole new trilogy (sigh) during the year of mega-sequels looked like a lofty one, since this mysterious reboot-sequel-thing didn't have a director to oversee the continuing battle between humanity and Skynet.
What we're calling Terminator 5 still doesn't have a director, but it might soon, with Alan Taylor in negotiations for the job.
So Terminator 5 is happening in the summer of 2015.
Only it's not quite Terminator 5.
Instead, it seems that the next Skynet adventure isn't a straightforward sequel, but is instead a reboot. Not only are audiences getting the Terminator reboot they never asked for on June 26, 2015, but it's also intended to be the first installment in a trilogy.
You can crush the Terminator franchise under industrial machinery or lower it into liquid steel, but like the titular figure, this series keeps doggedly crawling along.
According to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the fifth installment will being production early next year with the former California Governor playing a Terminator once again, three decades after bringing the T-800 to menacing life.
Just this week we heard straight from Arnold Schwarzenegger himself that he's still on board to play the T-800 again in the planned Terminator 5. He's also hoping to launch Triplets, a sequel to Twins that will add Eddie Murphy to the genetic soup with he and Danny DeVito. Before he gets to either of those, though, Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his role as Hyboria's most dangerous barbarian in The Legend of Conan.
Both the star and producer Fredrick Malmberg have offered their thoughts on very different aspects of the project, with the erstwhile California Governor addressing his age and Malmberg expressing his desire to get the Weta Workshop involved.
The fifth Terminator movie is slowly but surely chugging along. Contrary to recent belief, it turns out that Terminator 5 won't have to use a digital Arnold Schwarzenegger like Terminator: Salvation, since the former bodybuilder and two-term California Governor will indeed play the T-800 again.
The next installment in the unkillable Terminator franchise has recruited a new pair of writers.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a movie star.
Actors disappear into their characters and the world of their films. Riding their charisma, movie stars dictate both and are, to a certain extent, themselves onscreen. The almost eight years Schwarzenegger spent as the improbable Governor of California meant that he was limited exclusively to brief cameo roles, but now that his gubernatorial tenure is over and he's kept his head low after a public scandal, Arnold Schwarzenegger is once again properly starring in action movies.
In The Last Stand, Schwarzenegger plays a small town sheriff who wrangles the town's eccentrics to stop a wanted drug lord from making it to the U.S./Mexico border. IAR's Jami Philbrick participated in the movie's press conference, and we'll have plenty more The Last Stand goodies coming your way closer to its January 18th release. Today, we're looking further into the future. While promoting his first cinematic vehicle since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Schwarzenegger shed some light on his new Conan adventure, the Twins sequel Triplets, and even the possibility of teaming up with fellow muscle-mountain Dwayne Johnson.
Now that he's finished up his gubernatorial politics vanity project and somehow weathered that whole illegitimate child dust-up, Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to once again star in action movies where no effort is made to hide his thick Austrian accent. These include taking his old successes out of mothballs. While Terminator 5 isn't making any progress at the moment, Schwarzenegger will be returning to another iconic series with The Legend of Conan.