For something that's so engrained in pop culture, the Terminator franchise sure has had a hard time staying on its feet. Over the 30 years since James Cameron's first film blew audiences' minds and gave cinema one of its great icons, the actual rights to the film version of the character have bounced around all over the place.
Of the four films so far, each has been produced by different production companies, and only Terminator 3 and Terminator: Salvation were distributed by the same studio. Most recently, super producer Megan Ellison, who paid millions to buy the rights to the franchise, backed off of the project after developing it for years, and instead handed the reins to her brother David Ellison's Skydance Productions (Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z) and Paramount Pictures. And those are just a few of the recent names that have been attached to new films (or TV shows) over the years.
Basically, the Terminator has always been one of the most unpredictable franchises out there, and so we understand if people have been a little hesitant to get excited about the new film Terminator: Genesis, directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World). Arnold Schwarzenegger, however, insists it is all about to happen. He told TheArnoldFans.com that the film would be going in front of cameras in New Orleans, where apparently everything is filmed these days, starting in April, and will be on track for a July 4, 2015 opening-- a rather short turn around, but that's just the way movies get made these days.
As for what will actually be happening in Terminator: Genesis, so much of that is pure speculation at this point. He didn't tip TheArnoldFans off to any new details (he calls the script "fantastic," but take that with a grain of salt because what else is he going to say), though considering it's going to be filming in just a matter of weeks, it won't be long before we start getting our first glimpses at everything.
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