Back in September we heard that Halcyon were interested in selling the rights to the Terminator franchise as they were trying to work their way out of bankruptcy. Now according to the Financial Times an auction for the rights will take place later this month.
Several financial buyers have expressed interest, including Platinum Equity, the Beverly Hills firm that owns Delphi, the auto parts maker .
All the big film studios have also registered interest in the rights, with Sony Pictures a leading contender, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Summit Entertainment, the company behind the Twilight series, is tracking the sale, as is Media Rights Capital, which produced Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno.
It will be interesting to see who wins the rights, and then to see what they do with them. Will they move forward with a sequel to Terminator Salvation, or will they wait a few years and make their own reboot?