Alan Taylor, the director of Thor: The Dark World, won’t confirm or deny if he’s directing the 2015 Terminator film. “I’m under the personal policy to say it’s a rumor,” he told me at the junket for his new Marvel film. Taylor did, however, admit talks have been progressing and if he was to direct the film – hypothetically, of course – fans should regard it like Batman Begins in relation to the Joel Schumacher Batman movies. That is: a respectful remake taking a franchise in a new direction after multiple missteps. Read his quotes and more below. Read More »
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Briefly: Paramount had altered a few release dates for some high-profile films. First up, Alexander Payne‘s Nebraska has shifted a week forward, from November 22 to November 15.
Then Alan Taylor‘s untitled fifth Terminator film has moved a few days later, from June 26 to July 1, 2015. That potentially puts it in direct competition with 20th Century Fox’s Independence Day 2, which Roland Emmerich suggested might get moved as well.
He went from Westeros to the Nine Realms and now Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor is going past Judgement Day. He’s just signed on to direct the new, rebooted fifth Terminator film, which is set for a June 26, 2015 release. He reportedly beat out Ang Lee, Rian Johnson and Denis Villeneuve. Read More »
Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna Pictures have just announced that Terminator 5, potentially starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be released June 26, 2015. It’s being framed as the first film in a new trilogy.
The press release refers to the film as a “reboot” and says the trilogy will “stand alone” from the first four films. That suggests, unlike what we’d heard in the past, this new film won’t be in the same timeline as the James Cameron classics, or the less classic Jonathan Mostow and McG films.
No director is yet attached, but Laeta Kalorgridis and Patrick Lussier are writing the screenplay. Read More »
Dwayne Johnson has had quite a 2013: Snitch, G.I. Joe Retaliation, Pain & Gain, Fast and Furious 6, he’s now shooting Hercules, was up for Transformers 4, will soon do Fast and Furious 7 and was even in the main event at Wrestlemania. However, if the latest rumor somehow comes true, it would terminate all of that.
The latest juicy, probably untrue, but amazing to imagine rumor is that the upcoming Terminator 5 is being developed with a role for Johnson. Read about that, and a few other Terminator rumors, below. Read More »
Jumping off the recent news that the rights to the Terminator movies might head over to Paramount, the star of the franchise has a potentially exciting update. Arnold Schwarzenegger was at a conference in Australia and said Terminator 5 should start filming in January 2014. Plus, he added he’ll be back playing a Terminator, not just a human side character. Read the quote below. Read More »
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. Read More »
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There are lots of small updates on upcoming and hypothetical sequels, which means it’s time for another edition of Sequel Bits. Read about the following after the jump:
- Arnold Schwarzenegger says The Legend of Conan, Terminator 5 and Triplets are all still being written.
- Kevin Smith has a production schedule in mind for Clerks III.
- Eric Roberts joins the cast of Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence).
- As we wait on the new Bridget Jones movie, the character returns in book form.
- Another director may be on the short list for Bond 24.
- Daniel Radcliffe hypothesizes a Harry Potter sequel.
- Nicolas Winding Refn says don’t expect a sequel to Drive.
- Will Smith suggests he could appear in Independence Day 2, but it’s not looking good.
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