Director James Cameron wants to create a new Terminator trilogy

Could Cameron breathe fresh life into the heavily-wounded franchise?

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  • · Posted 3 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

According to reports, Terminator may rise from the ashes once again in the form of a trilogy directed by James Cameron.

Speaking to News.com.au, Cameron unveiled that he's already in discussions to reboot the franchise. “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," he said. "Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it.”

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Terminator Genysis was actually meant to reboot the series when it was released in 2015, but it was blasted so hard by critics and failed so badly at the box office that those plans were promptly scrapped.

"I think it’s fairly widely known that I don’t have a lot of respect for the films that were made later," continued Cameron when speaking to News.com.au. "The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up? 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)."

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