Justin Lin Has ‘Terminator 5’ Meeting with James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger

The director had an unofficial meeting with the actor and the ‘Avatar’ director about possible directions for the fifth installment on the franchise.
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Justin Lin Has ‘Terminator 5’ Meeting with James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Justin Lin meets with Schwarzenegger and Cameron to discuss Terminator 5 Director Justin Lin met with Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron to discuss the upcoming Terminator 5 project and told The Playlist how grateful he is to have James Cameron to bounce ideas around with:

"Terminator is something I've been having a lot of fun with," Justin Lin said. "Just even this week, I had a great meeting with Arnold and James Cameron, just sitting down unofficially. And James is so gracious because he's not part of the project, he's not going to be producing, but it was great of him just as a filmmaker to take time out to just talk."

"I don't know where it's going to lead, but I never thought at this level I'm going to be able to meet filmmakers and be in situations where they're that gracious and insightful and so inclusive. And that's a franchise that I'm working on right now, but again, if I'm going to be kind of the gatekeeper to it, I want to make sure that I can hopefully build it up the right way - and so far that's been the most fun. Just to be able to take James Cameron's brain and for him to be so open even though he has no stakes in it, just as a human being, that's something that I will always remember as a part of my journey as a filmmaker."

No production date has been set.

Terminator Genisys was released July 1st, 2015.

Sources:The Playlist

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  • moviegeek • 4 years ago

    Justin Lin. . . ugh.

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    • titanictom • 4 years ago

      He has no stakes in it? What a crock! J Cameron still gets $$$$ from the franchise and still has ideas about where it should go {or J.L. wouldn't ask} just as Arnold has interest in it too I'm sure!!!

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      • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 4 years ago

        I liked reading this article, and as a person, Justin Lin seems pretty cool, but I'm still not fond of him taking this franchise under his wings.

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        • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

          @Salem6777

          Yes, it certainly is.

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          • instead8909 • 4 years ago

            I like Justin Lin and his films, I have faith in him as for ending the Terminator franchise...Well I don't want that to happen just yet.

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            • brandon-scott-todd • 4 years ago

              I dislike this director choice, and even the idea of another Terminator film. Why do it? We know the outcome of the story. John Connor leads the human race to victory against the machines. The four Terminator films that have been produced are sufficient enough as they lay the underlying story for the ultimate conclusion.

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              • unknown21 • 4 years ago

                Cant wait for this film to come out even though it might be a while but still great news

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                • Salem6777 • 4 years ago

                  great news

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                  • cupid • 4 years ago

                    Good stuff right there.

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                    • felipe-11 • 4 years ago

                      The one thing that nobody can deny is that Lin has been getting better with each film he's made and since the last FF was awesome I have total faith in him.

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                      • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                        Cool, I can't wait for Terminator 5.

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                        • moviemaniac66 • 4 years ago

                          @2movieguys - He also directed Fast Five and one thing that film proves is that he can direct action.

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                          • m2 • 4 years ago

                            @felipe-11 maybe.lol. Fix it @movieweb .

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                            • eli-rome • 4 years ago

                              This is gonna suck, though he is getting James and Arnie involved hmmm, well just have to see.

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                              • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                                ...Ohhhh (I feel silly!).... After looking up Justin Lin ....I just read that his directorial outing was, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" .... then he returned to the franchise to direct the fourth in the Fast and Furious series, titled "Fast & Furious" ....

                                ...hmmmm I really don't know what to say about this .....!

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                                • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                                  Who the hell is Justin Lin!????! Serious! ....

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                                  • dylan-giampaolo • 4 years ago

                                    C'mon!! This no make sense!!!

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                                    • xybernetic • 4 years ago

                                      @felipe-11 lol my thoughts exactly.

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                                      • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                                        Why is Lin seemingly involved with everything these days?

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                                        • bud2fresh • 4 years ago

                                          @ledouchee YUP..If T2 came out today and the cast was still in prime, the ending alone would have gave him the nomination.I remember seeing it on opening weekend and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.The relationship between machine and boy that turns into almost a father an son by the end was PERFECT.I'm not a big Cameron fan but this was some good sh*t!

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