Looks like the unstoppable killing machines of the Terminator films will be sidelined for quite some time, as their real-life counterparts -- Hollywood attorneys -- do battle a Los Angeles courtroom, with the fate of the somewhat-anticipated fourth Terminator film hanging in the balance.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Halcyon Co., the production company that currently owns the rights to T4, is mired in a lawsuit with MGM, with the studio claiming that it's entitled to "an exclusive, 30-day negotiation for distribution rights to the films in the franchise." Said negotiations were contentious and abortive, prompting the litigation.
This one could take a while. Halcyon is still hoping for a 2009 release of T4, by which time Governor Schwarzenegger could very well be Senator Schwarzenegger. Posted 07.19.07 by reelz
Terminator 4 is coming, like it or not.
Variety is reporting that the men behind the rights to the Terminator franchise, Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar, have sold the rights to a privately funded company named Halcyon, which sounds suspiciously like Cyberdyne to me.
Halcyon Co. is headed by entrepreneurs Victor Kubicek (who looks a little like a young Michael Bay) and Derek Anderson.
Neither James Cameron nor a post-governator Arnold Schwarzenegger will be involved in the project.
Although the script isn't finished and there is no cast, director or start date, the movie is already being slated for a summer 2009 release date.
What little is known about the storyline involves another iteration of John Connor, now in his 30's, leading the resistence against the rise of the machines. Posted 05.10.07 by reelz