Producer David Ellison On Board New TERMINATOR Film

Ellison, producer of films such as Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Star Trek Into Darkness, has joined sister Megan Ellison (who now owns the rights to the Terminator franchise) as part of the creative team who will be backing the latest installment. Hit the jump for more...

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By WesleyGibson - 12/3/2012



Via Deadline, it is now officially known that the rights deal of the Terminator franchise have come to a close, as owner Megan Ellison (Killing Them Softly, Zero Dark Thirty) has enlisted her brother David Ellison (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, G. I. Joe: Retaliation) as part of the financial and creative backing for the new Terminator film. Not much is known about the next installment other than that the film will have a solid R-rating as planned by Ellison. Rumors have floated around the web of Arnold Schwarzenegger's return, but nothing is confirmed officially as of yet. The film has no release date.

Stay tuned to CBM for more as news of the next Terminator film follows.








Source: Deadline
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DioFoRio - 12/3/2012, 8:42 PM
already off to a good start
DioFoRio - 12/3/2012, 8:43 PM
at least it's rated R...and they can pretend the McG one didn't happen
HellsHammer - 12/3/2012, 8:49 PM
Wouldn't mind seeing Bale come back
BIGBMH - 12/3/2012, 8:53 PM
Oh how I would love to pitch some ideas for this project.
DrDoom - 12/3/2012, 8:54 PM
Wait, the franchise is owned by a single person?

Damn.
TheMarvelWay - 12/3/2012, 8:54 PM
When the rights to Terminator were auctioned not too long after Avatar made Cameron even richer, I was surprised he didnt take the rare chance to get Terminator back.

I know it pissed him off later we he realized he shouldnt have allowed others to have the rights.
OptimusPrimeTime - 12/3/2012, 9:00 PM
I refuse to back off my long held beliefs that we can get a solid, quality, kick-ass Terminator film WITH Arnold, in awesome shape, WITHOUT CGI, a la' Tron: Legacy and the end of Salvation.

Salvation wasn't bad as a stand alone film, but it did NOT feel like a true Terminator film should feel. McG didn't miss the mark, he just hit the wrong one.

I'm all for keeping Bale as John Connor.
I say have him dead set on finding out more about the Terminator 2 Arnold that was sent back in time. Have him go digging for info and come across the guy that the Terminators were based off of (old Arnold). Have him be old and wore out and somehow work it out to where he gets the cybernetic upgrades similar to Worthington in Salvation, which would make for some awesome looking fight scenes!!! This would tie together all the films. Then work it out to where we see Bale send the Terminator 2 version back in time at the conclusion.

BOO YA!! Pay me!!
TheTank - 12/3/2012, 9:02 PM
This is just one of those series that should really be left alone, none of the movies since T2 have really added anything good to this, besides Arnie (if he is returning) is wayyyyyyyyy to old to be reprising this role. Stallone as rocky and rambo were different, given that they were people, and that those story lines dealt with those characters later in life. The terminator is a robot lol
mk - 12/3/2012, 9:04 PM
Expecting great things as killing them softly was great and zero dark thirthy is looking good so far
Rowsdower - 12/3/2012, 9:06 PM
Everything after T2 is worthless. EVERYTHING

Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
StarkAnthony - 12/3/2012, 9:31 PM
Why would Arnie come back? Do robots age now or does Skynet just like to build old terminators that look like other terminators they used to make?
ZombieOverEasy - 12/3/2012, 9:34 PM
@Stark they'll probably not even mention that he's older in appearance. If they do it'll be worked in that Skynet designed this line of T-800's to age like humans so they could blend in or something of the sort.
Rulk - 12/3/2012, 10:02 PM
Arnold MUST return as KING CONAN!

But in this? No... CGI his model that gets sent into the past if you must.
niknik - 12/3/2012, 10:25 PM
There is only one true terminator. If it isnt Arnold then I don't care to see it. Same goes for the Gibson-less Mad Max abortion they are working on.
mgeoff88 - 12/3/2012, 10:37 PM
I like that it will have a R-rating. If Arnold isn't involved though, I don't think I would bother watching it.
MGS - 12/4/2012, 12:32 AM
Even when Arnie got involved in a new Terminator film,we got a thud in T3. Sorry Arnold, you may be THE Terminator, but without it being being driven by the heart and soul of James Cameron, there is no Terminator anything.
bhorwith22 - 12/4/2012, 12:51 AM
But Salvation was the best Terminator film since 2! Oh, wait.

Seriously though, I did enjoy it a lot, and it is probably my second favorite or favorite Terminator film. I hope they bring back Christian Bale and the rest of the gang.

I wouldn't mind Arnold having a role, but I would not want to see him as a T-800. He is definitely too old for that now, and they did not use someone with a physique like 70s/80s Arnold for the T-800 in Salvation for no reason.
GGI'ing just his face might have been cool for one scene, but I definitely do not want his full body to be CGI, especially if he is going to be there for a significant portion of the film.
pro346 - 12/4/2012, 1:52 AM
I liked salvation much better than part 3 , I hope they continue the story from salvation.
CrimsonReign - 12/4/2012, 4:20 AM
Arnold should play the human character, perhaps a doctor or engineer, whom the terminator's physical shape is originally based off of.
SamHell - 12/4/2012, 4:26 AM
nepotism
Inhuman - 12/4/2012, 4:37 AM
bale was awesome as john connor. they better keep him and continue the story from salvation. if they make #5 and #6 they better keep him where hes at. no more time traveling except for when he sends kyle to the past. the future is now. the war we heard so much about i want to see them battle in it and win the war by #6.
jessepostal - 12/4/2012, 5:29 AM
Arnolds acting in t3 was horrible, idk if he can be taken seriously anymore
FireKnightRises - 12/4/2012, 6:03 AM
arnie is way too old to be back as terminator, he's not as fit as sly
DrainBamage - 12/4/2012, 8:17 AM
Well, it was said that their skin is living tissue over a metal frame so I guess technically they can age in appearance while still possessing their robot abilities. Who knows? It's scifi, anything's possible.

I'll admit, as the franchise has sort of died down, I kind of thought it would be cool if they went the route of AVP and Freddie Vs. Jason and adapt Robocop Vs. Terminator into a film. That's one fight I'd love to see.
GUNSMITH - 12/4/2012, 9:50 AM
WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS STAY TRUE TO THE SOURCE MATERIAL BUT BRING IT UP SEVERAL NOTCHES..NOBODY WANTS TO SEE THE SAME REHASHED STUFF, ABSOLUTELY BRING BACK ARNOLD, BUT NOT AS A TERMINATOR, MAYBE THE HUMAN THE TERMINATORS USED AS A TEMPLATE TO CREATE THE SKIN TYPE OR WHAT. THEY SHOULD MAKE THE MACHINES EVEN MORE DIVERSE...LIKE WHAT IF THEY HAD INTERCHANGEABLE PARTS LIKE ARMS OR LIMBS OR A TANK TORSO OR SOMETHING, JUST SOME NEW STUFF THAT WE ARENT EXPECTING.
riseofloganX36 - 12/4/2012, 11:47 AM
so is this a stupid remake? Cause there rapeing robo cop so why not rape terminater.

@gunsmith No what they have to do is not make a remake put arnald in it or nothing at all.

UNTIL next time TRUE BELIEVERS!
DukeAcureds - 12/4/2012, 12:19 PM
I'd love to see this franchise come full circle. Have a sequel to Salvation leading into Kyle Reese going back to 1984, setting up a reboot.
flannelmandude - 12/5/2012, 7:55 AM
I'm looking forward to this. I'm a huge terminator fan. I liked all of them, T3 obviously being the worst out of the 4, but we need this movie to finish up the story in 2029. Good stuff. Next we need Terminator vs Predator.

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