Two weeks ago Fast Five director Justin Lin said he had spoken to Arnold Schwarzenegger about making another Terminator movie, but “it has to be the right circumstances” and with “the right people”. Plus he’s getting more offers now, so it may not be the next thing he directs.
Well now according to Deadline things are moving forward. Schwarzenegger, who is now in his 60s, has officially attached himself to the movie, which is currently being shopped to studios. Universal, Sony and Lionsgate are said to be “looking hard at the package”, and the producers have chosen the right time to put it out there as Lin’s Fast Five is set to be #1 at the box office this weekend.
Deadline also mentions that in 2018 the Terminator rights will revert back to James Cameron, who directed the first two films. But until then whoever holds the rights has time to make at least two more movies. They don’t need to, and I’m with Cameron when he says the franchise has run its course, but it’s a well known property and there’s money to be made.
No screenwriter is attached at the moment, but it shouldn’t be long before a studio buys the Arnie/Lin package and a writer is hired.