Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced that Terminator 5 will be released June 26, 2015. The press release mentions the word ‘reboot’, suggesting a relaunch of the franchise, and Terminator 5 will apparently be the first of a new trilogy (providing it’s successful).
Earlier this month Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that he’ll be starring in the film and shooting will begin early next year. Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) and Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) are working on the script, but no director is attached at the moment. That announcement will be coming soon I imagine.
Terminator 5 will join a franchise-filled 2015 which already includes Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, The Avengers 2, Independence Day 2, Fantastic Four, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and Ant-Man.
The full press release is below:
Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted “TERMINATOR” movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.
The first in a stand-alone trilogy, “TERMINATOR” will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis (“Avatar,” “Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”) are attached to write the screenplay.
Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, “TERMINATOR” spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, “World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. A 5th installment of in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the “G.I. Joe” franchise, among other films.
Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Master” and executive produced “Spring Breakers” via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” Spike Jonze’s “Her,” and Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” set for release later this year.