Paramount picking up rights to Terminator 5

News Simon Brew 12 Jun 2013 - 06:19

The long-planned Terminator 5, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, may finally be going before the cameras next year...

Progress has, as you've probably guessed, been slow on the upcoming Terminator 5. After an expensive auction for the rights a year or two back, and then Arnold Schwarzenegger expressing his interest in returning to the franchise, things appear to have hit the skids. Schwarzenegger reportedly said recently in an interview that he was still involved, as we suspect he is (although there's a good chance that the interview concerned had been held back some time for the DVD release of The Last Stand). Furthermore, earlier this year Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier were hired to pen a screenplay.

However, now it seems that the wheels of Terminator 5 are set to turn again. Paramount Pictures, reports The Wrap, is negotiating fo the distribution rights to the new movie, which will continue to be produced by David Ellison's Skydance Productions and Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures.

The plan, it seems, is to move into production at some point next year (suggesting a possible 2015 release date), although Terminator 5 still needs a director. Justin Lin, of Fast & Furious fame, was attached once upon a time, and he's become available again since. Whether he takes the gig remains to be seen.

As we hear more on Terminator 5, we'll keep you posted...

The Wrap.

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