Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger has left the office of California governor, he has http://movieweb.com/arnold-schwarzenegger-reading-three-scripts/expressed his desire to return to acting. It seems he could return to The Terminator franchise he made famous in the 80s with a new installment for Universal Pictures. The studio wants to pair up its Fast Five team of director Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan for a fifth Terminator outing.
A year ago, Pacificor acquired the rights to The Terminator franchise. It was believed that a sequel to Terminator Salvation would happen, although that is not the case. It seems the bidding war for the franchise, which Sony and Lionsgate were involved in, ended bitterly for both studios, which were both hoping to distribute future Terminator movies. Now it seems Universal is the most likely candidate for where the franchise will land.
William Wisher Jr., who co-wrote Terminator 2: Judgment Day, also has an extensive treatment for a fifth Terminator project, and an outline for a sixth movie as well. The time-travel element is brought back in this treatment, which sees a reunion for Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese from the first Terminator.
No deals have been signed with anyone at this time, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, so it isn't clear yet where this franchise is heading.
Best of the Web
Emilia Clarke Says No to Terminator Genisys Sequels
Emilia Clarke reveals that she has no plans to return as Sarah Connor in Paramount's sequels to Terminator Genisys if they ever happen.
Terminator 6 Is Still Happening Says Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzengger teases that he's 'looking forward' to Terminator 6, but didn't clarify if a production schedule was in place.
Terminator Genisys 2 Pulled from 2017 Release Schedule, Trilogy Unlikely
Paramount has pulled its Terminator Genisys 2 sequel from the 2017 release schedule, handing its May 19, 2017 date to Baywatch.
Nerd Alert: Star Wars Rebel Scum Fan Film & Why Trailers Suck
Dumb and Dumber becomes a romantic drama, Arnold Schwarzenegger shows you how to smile like a Terminator and more in today's Nerd Alert.
Terminator 2 3D Re-Release Is Coming to Theaters in 2016
Director James Cameron is supervising and producing the 3D re-release of his 1991 blockbuster Terminator 2: Judgment Day, arriving next year.
Terminator Genisys Interview with VFX Supervisor Sheldon Stopsack | EXCLUSIVE
Visual effects supervisor Sheldon Stopsack breaks down the process of creating the 'young' Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys.