James Cameron and Tim Miller are teaming up for 'The Terminator' reboot

by Wade Massey January 22, 2017, 0:30
James Cameron and Tim Miller are teaming up for 'The Terminator' reboot

The Terminator movies have taken a grand total of $1.8 billion in box-office revenue, the biggest earner being the second movie in the series Terminator 2: Judgement Day, which is also arguably the best. Cameron came back and topped himself to write and direct he blockbuster Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but he washed his hands of the property after that. They beat him to the punch, figuring he would still participate, but Cameron responded by walking away. The rights ended up with Pacificor, which paid $29.5 million, and Megan Ellison bought them after that company floundered. It's now unclear what that means as we don't know whether it will be a sequel or complete reboot, but we do know that Cameron won't be at the helm. The exception was on the last picture, Terminator Genisys. The filmmaker is reportedly planning a new instalment in the franchise when he regains the rights to his creation in 2019.

GENISYS seemed to signal the final death knell for the series; it only made $89 million domestically and $440 million worldwide, a very mediocre number for what was supposed to be a franchise refresher. Even though he returned for its sequel, Cameron has always regretted selling the rights for pittance. There's no word on how deeply involved Cameron will be with the new "Terminator" project, but clearly based on the rumors, he's going to great lengths to reboot his beloved franchise. One only has to look at Aliens, True Lies, Titanic or Avatar to see what he is capable of creatively when he puts his mind to something.

Not yet. The Deadline piece adds that they don't know anything more, including whether they're rebooting the entire story, or picking up after the events in T2.


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