Director James Cameron will be coming into possession or “rights” to Terminator in 2019 and he has stated that he would like to try to make another trilogy!
Cameron recently spoke with News Australia and had the following to say:
“The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up?,” says Cameron. “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.”
Speaking on Arnold Schwarzenegger ad if he would appear in any of the potential trilogy of movies, Cameron had the following :
“I think it’s fairly widely known that I don’t have a lot of respect for the films that were made later. 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 is expected to start production on what will be the first of four expected sequels to his highly successful Avatar, the first expected in December of 2020!
In other Terminator news…
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced Terminator 2: Judgement Day will be releasing on 4K Ultra HD and also in a Limited Collector’s Edition, which you can pre-order at the bottom of this post!
The Terminator 2: Judgement Day Limited Collector’s Edition will include an Exclusive Terminator EndoArm Packaging + 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack Box Set!
The Terminator 2: Judgement Day 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will include bonus content, including all-new, never-before-seen documentary featuring commentary from the cast and crew, including James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward Furlong!
The Terminator 2: Judgement Day Limited Collector’s Edition including the EndoArm and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack box set will retail for $174.99!
Terminator 2: Judgement Day stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick
Terminator 2: Judgement Day synopsis:
Terminator 2: Judgment Day shattered the definition of action-filmmaking to become one of the most celebrated sequels of all time. Even in an age of anything-is-possible digital blockbuster filmmaking – with onscreen action often entirely fabricated and “unreal” – T2 remains a touchstone for both filmmakers and movie fans on the use of visual effects, fusing high-tech thrills with an emotional and compelling story.
LIMITED EDITION BOX SETS INCLUDES:
- Life-sized Terminator EndoArm
- Each limited-edition EndoArm unit includes a uniquely numbered sticker, featuring the signature of writer-director James Cameron
BLU-RAY / DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
- *NEW* “T2: Reprogramming the Terminator” 55 Minute Documentary Including Exclusive Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and More
- 2 Feature Commentaries including 23 members of the cast and crew, including director James Cameron and co-author William Wisher
- “The Making of T2” 30 Minute Featurette
- Seamless Branching to View 3 Different Versions of the Movie
- 2 Deleted Scenes with Audio Commentary
Terminator 2: Judgement Day 4K Ultra HD and the Terminator 2: Judgement Day Limited Collector’s Edition hits retailers on October 3rd!
4K Ultra HD:
4K Ultra HD with Endoarm Collector’s Edition: