Looks like things for the new Terminator films are moving ahead full speed now. A new trilogy is in the works that will in essence reboot the franchise. The good folks over at SciFi give us the following:
Warner Brothers has acquired North American distribution rights to Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, triggering an early 2008 production start for a film that seeks to reinvent the cyborg saga with a storyline to be told over a three-film span, Variety reported. The movie is expected to reboot the franchise with a story set in the future, during the all-out war between Skynet and humankind. Warner plans to release Terminator Salvation in summer 2009.
The producers said that the new film will carry the size and scale of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and will have an event-sized budget. It will likely be less than the $200 million price tag of Terminator 3
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is a horrible title, but I’m sure that will change eventually (and it is after all just a title). I’m a little concerned that the Terminator 3 writers are crafting the script. While I had fun with Terminator 3, no one can deny it was clearly the weakest of the trilogy, and I would have rather seen fresh blood step in and create the new franchise.
The article also mentions that it’s unknown if Arnold will make an appearance. I think the only real question is if Arnold will do a cameo or not, cause he’s CLEARLY not going to be starring in this puppy no matter which way you look at it. A cameo would be fine… but I think it would be a little gimmicky to even do that. Leave Arnold out of it.
One thing is for certain… with Warner Bros. picking up the rights… you know it won’t be a female Terminator in the lead. ;)