For months, we've known that arthouse shelters Skydance Pictures and Annapurna Pictures and big studio Paramount have had an eye to reboot the "Terminator" franchise with a new standalone trilogy before the rights reverted back to James Cameron. Arnold has talked openly about returning in some capacity, and there was even a date, June 26 in the very busy summer of 2015.
Now the studios have announced that they know who will lead battle of humans versus machines.
Alan Taylor, the director who made a name for himself bringing Westeros to life for HBO's "Game of Thrones" and who is making the jump to tentpole films with "Thor: The Dark World," will helmed the first installment of the new "Terminator" trilogy.
Right now, the new "Terminator" movie announced by Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions for a summer 2015 release date is a total mystery. We know that it's a "reboot" and the start of a "stand-alone trilogy" that Arnold Schwarznegger might star in.
That being said, a number of rumors and the scant parameter we do know of limit the possibilities of what the new "Terminator" trilogy can be. Assuming that Arnold is set to return in a lead role, this is what we (think we) know so far about the next "Terminator."
Just days after we heard that "Terminator 5" landed at Paramount, Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken to the internet to announce his role in it and a potential start date for early next year.
Also, find out the latest on a potential sequel to "Willow" (not real) in today's Dailies!
The upcoming "Terminator" film that producer Megan Ellison has been preparing just got another big name on board: her brother, David Ellison.
Deadline is reporting that the Ellison siblings are aiming to "finish 'The Terminator's humanity vs the Skynet cyborgs storyline with a new series of films,' and David is no stranger to bringing an aging franchise back from the dead. In addition to his involvement in films like "Jack Reacher," "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," he's also one of the producers behind "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol."
If David -- who, we consider it worth mentioning is only 29 -- can do for "The Terminator" what "Ghost Protocol" did for the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, we might actually be interested in the upcoming project. Here are a few pointers we have for the Ellisons to help this film go in that direction.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's climb back up the Hollywood food chain was always going to be a bit rocky, and recent events have only added further obstacles to that path.
Well, for now, it looks like Schwarzenegger is putting his filmmaking comeback on hold. The former Governor of California has announced that he's stepping away from developing projects like "Cry Macho" and "Terminator 5" for the time being in order to focus on his personal life in light of his confession that he fathered a child with a longtime member of his household staff over a decade ago.
"Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines," reads a statement from Schwarzenegger's representatives at CAA. "This includes 'Cry Macho,' The 'Terminator' franchise and other projects under consideration. We will resume discussions when Governor Schwarzenegger decides."
Fact: giant robots smashing each other to pieces is awesome in any language.
Proof: a brand new trailer for "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" has arrived, except this time, it's not in English. Check out Optimus Prime's slick French accent as he lays the law down with Shia LaBeouf and Frances McDormand, both actors falling in line with the Autobot leader's new dialect. Not a lot of new scenes to pour over here, unfortunately, but, hey… "Transformers" kicking ass in French. It sells itself.
Check out what else is happening in the movies world today past the jump, including some movement on the new "Terminator" film and the final casting of the last two "Hunger Games" tributes!
Judgment Day is behind us, but the threat of Skynet still hangs heavy in the air as "Fast Five" director Justin Lin and original star Arnold Schwarzenegger join forces for "Terminator 5."
"I've talked to Arnold and I feel like there's a take that I'm excited about, a 'Terminator' movie there that I've always wanted to see and I still haven't seen," Lin told MTV News in an exclusive interview about the new "Terminator" outing. A lot has been reported about Lin and Schwarzenegger's approach to the post-apocalyptic action series, but the "Fast Five" director insisted that recent buzz about the franchise's original cast rising against the machines one more time simply isn't true.
"No. I don't know where that came from," he said of that particular report. "Everything has just been between me and Arnold, you know? Just us going out and trying to find the right partners. I have certain elements, but it's never been about, 'Hey, let's bring everybody back!' I just don't process that way. To me, thematically, there are certain things that I want to see in a 'Terminator' movie. A lot of that does draw back to creating this timeline that is an extension, closer tonally to the first and second movies. But to me, it's not as mathematical as, 'Hey, let's get everybody back together and we'll shoot the movie.'"
Lin, who says that his vision of "Terminator" is more in line with James Cameron's original movies than Jonathan Mostow and McG's more recent entries, added that he doesn't feel like he has to adhere to the continuity set forth by "Rise of the Machines" and "Salvation."
If you were thinking about getting a replica of Mike Tyson's facial tattoo and making a movie about it, you might want to reconsider -- for several reasons.
S. Victor Whitmill, the tattoo artist behind the boxing icon's distinctive facial tattoo, is suing Warner Bros. for copyright infringement because of the use of a similar tattoo on Ed Helms' character in "The Hangover: Part II." As The Hollywood Reporter points out, since the similar design was kind of the point of Helms' tattoo to begin with, it will be hard to argue that wasn't its intent, but we have a feeling the case will be able to be settled fairly quickly. If you've forgotten what Helms' new tat looks like, check out the newest poster for "Part II" that hit the web courtesy of actor Ken Jeong:
There's a lot more of today's movie news after the jump: Arnold Schwarzenegger picks his next film, we find out more information about the new "Terminator" flick and "Ender's Game" finally gets a director and studio.
by Matt Marquez
How do you follow up eight years as a U.S. governor? If you're Arnold Schwarzenegger, you go back to doing what you love –– being humanity's favorite killing machine.
That's right, the ex-Governator is returning to the "Terminator" role that helped make him a big action star and John Connor's number one buddy. Though Arnold's big screen comeback still doesn't have a script or a studio, "Fast Five" director Justin Lin has already called dibs on the project's driver's seat.
The Terminator would be a great action-packed role for Schwarzenegger to revisit –– and who doesn't want to see humanity saved from the machines again? –– but we humbly submit these other five roles for Arnold to consider revisiting in the meantime.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's interest in a Hollywood comeback is hardly news at this point. We told you last month that the ex-Governator was officially fielding offers for an acting return, including a possible resurrection of the "Terminator" franchise.
But it's one thing to hear the reports and a completely different thing to hear the news from Schwarzenegger himself. Speaking with The Arnold Fans, Schwarzenegger confirmed talks of a "Terminator" return, as well as fourteen other possible comeback projects.
According to the actor, his list of offers includes "obvious ones from The Terminator to remakes of Predator and The Running Man and all of those things."