I am pleased to announce that the release date has been set for "Terminator 5". The film will be released on June 26th, 2015 and is being produced by Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures.
The official press release was revealed which suggested that the entire franchise will be "rebooted", so we may very well be seeing a brand new trilogy in the upcoming years.
Patrick Lussier ("Drive Angry") and Laeta Kalogridis ("Shutter Island") are penning the script and there's no director currently attached to helm. Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that he'll indeed be back for the film, and there have been murmurs of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson potentially joining the film, although nothing has been confirmed yet.
While it has also not been officially confirmed, early reports state that the general plot is going to be set before the birth of Sarah Connor and will focus on her parents in the 1940s and 50s. This scenario would once again involve a Terminator(s) being sent back in time to kill a target, only this time it's decades before the attempts on Sarah and John Connor.
You can check out the official press release below:
"Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted "TERMINATOR" movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.
The first in a stand-alone trilogy, "TERMINATOR" will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis ("Avatar," "Shutter Island") and Patrick Lussier ("Drive Angry") are attached to write the screenplay.
Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, "TERMINATOR" spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, "World War Z," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol". A 5th installment of in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the "G.I. Joe" franchise, among other films.
Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated "Zero Dark Thirty," "The Master" and executive produced "Spring Breakers" via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell’s "American Hustle," Spike Jonze’s "Her," and Bennett Miller’s "Foxcatcher" set for release later this year."
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"Terminator 5" hits AMC Theatres on June 26, 2015.
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