In a bit of interesting news that hit the internets last night, James Cameron is coming back to the Terminator series!
Cameron along with Tim Miller (director for Deadpool) and David Ellison of Skydance are working together to make something happen for the Terminator series, as Cameron will regain the rights to the Terminator franchise in 2019.
The talks are however, in their infancy. Cameron will be busy with his world of Avatar sequels set to move forth, starting in 2018!
According to Deadline, Ellison will be:
“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 sold the rights to the first Terminator film for $1 to producer Gale Anne Hurd, with verbiage written into the agreemnt that Cameron would be allowed to direct The Terminator, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Terminator earned $78.4 million with the sequel blowing that out of the water, earning $519.8 million. Most recently, Terminator Genisys earned $440.6 million, though only $89.8 million was earned on US soil.