Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Paramount is about to add another massive franchise to its stable. Last week, sources revealed the studio reacquired the full rights to make new Friday the 13th and South Park movies and now, they’re in negotiations to acquire distribution rights for the Terminator franchise.
Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures and David Ellison‘s Skydance Productions own the rights to the film series about the epic struggle between man and machine. They hired screenwriters Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to write a fifth installment back in January and Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to return for a fifth film. No director is attached.
The Wrap first reported on this news. On the surface, it might not seem that exciting. “Ooo, a distributor.” But it means someone is willing to pay money to finally make and release a new Terminator movie, and that’s actual forward momentum. Something the franchise hasn’t had in months.
If Paramount does sign on, which seems likely if the report is out there, they’d surely want to get everything together quickly, possibly evening filming next year, according to The Wrap.
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