There is no doubt that the Terminator franchise began going downhill after the first two movies. However, with the rights set to revert back to James Cameron in 2019, it sounds as though the director is looking to reinvent the series by means of a new Terminator trilogy.
While speaking with News Australia, Cameron said: "The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up," he asked. "Can it still have relevance now where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films. We live in a world of predator drones and surveillance and big data and emergent AI (artificial intelligence). 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. We’ll put more meat on the bones if we get past the next couple of hurdles as and when we announce that."
He then went on to share his disappointment over the three films that followed his. "I think it’s fairly widely known that I don’t have a lot of respect for the films that were made later," he explained. "I was supportive at the time in each case for Arnold’s sake because he is a close friend. He has been a mate of mine since 33 years ago so I was always supportive and never too negative. But they didn’t work for me for various reasons."
Cameron's iconic sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, will be getting a theatrical release next month, along with a special 4K Blu-Ray release on October 3rd.
Source: JoBlo Movies
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