Arnold Schwarzenegger Returning to Terminator Franchise with Justin Lin at the Helm
04.27.11 by BrentJS
Even though digital Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't get a chance to utter his most famous of all movie lines, "I'll be back," in Terminator Salvation, "Ahnuld" will be back coming back—for real this time—in a fifth movie in the half-billion dollar grossing Terminator franchise.
According to Deadline, CAA began shopping around a rights package for the franchise yesterday with Schwarzenegger attached to star and Fast Five director Justin Lin at the helm. Supposedly, Universal, Sony and Lionsgate, and CBS Films have all expressed interest in the package. When Schwarzenegger and Lin were first rumored to be connected to Terminator 5 (working title), Lin's Fast Five screenwriter, Chris Morgan, was also mentioned, but Deadline's recent report states that "no screenwriter [is] attached at this point."
If you're interested in the complicated legal issues surrounding the rights to the Terminator franchise—who had them and lost them, who bought them, and how and when creator James Cameron could get them back—check out Deadline's full article here.
And, if the thought of Ahnuld coming back as the Terminator has you nostalgic for the good ol' days—you know, when a skin-covered killer cyborg from the future was still the bad guy—here's a little blast from the past, the original trailer for The Terminator: