At the end of last week, Paramount Pictures confirmed rumours published on the internet that it plans to produce three more films in the series Terminator, as part of a new trilogy. According to Paramount, the first film of the new batch is scheduled to debut in June 2015.
Meanwhile, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 65, has announced that he will be in the cast for the new movie as the Terminator 5, although there is information that a central role will play Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Paramount did not comment on these reports.
The first three films in the series of Terminator, a character introduced in 1984, grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. A fourth episode without Schwarzenegger, was released in 2009, at a time when the actor was serving as the governor of California.
The website Deadline revealed that producers Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures will be behind the creation of the first film in the trilogy, scheduled for June 26, 2015. The recordings and shootings of the first scenes will start in 2014.
However, the full work of trilogy should be released quickly. This is because the granted rights of the franchise will go back to James Cameron in 2019. The movie maker directed the first two films in the series.
According to sources close to the production, as regards the story of the film, it was revealed that the action will be transferred into the past and has to do with the parents of Sarah Connor. This will be the first time the story moves away from the era of both Sarah and John Connor, the central fictional characters of the Terminator series.
The trilogy will be produced by David Ellison and Megan Ellison, the sons of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who were responsible for the recent movie World War Z, Star Trek – Into Darkness and The Darkest Hour.