Terminator reboot coming June 2015: Will Arnold Schwarzenegger say "I'll be back"?
Rejoice fans, for it has been confirmed by Paramount Pictures that Terminator is up for a reboot come June 26, 2015. It is understood that this new movie is part of a whole new trilogy. However, the big yet-to-be-answered question is whether or not Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise his role as the robotic assassin from the future.
After years of legal problems to get the rights for Terminator, Paramount has finally confirmed its plans for the popular series that began back in 1984. The first Terminator was also the movie that propelled Arnold Schwarzenegger to greatness and into the classic action hero status until his popularity waned in the late 90s.
According to an IGN report, the movie will be executive produced by Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake, along Laeta Kalogridis ("Shutter Island") and Patrick Lussier ("Drive Angry") on board to write the script. In addition, we understand that Paramount is partnering with Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures and brother David Ellison's Skydance Productions.
Skydance Productions is known for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and the recently released World War Z, while Annapunna is mainly known for Zero Dark Thirty and The Master. Clearly Paramount is making the right decisions on whom to work with on this project, but the decision fans of Terminator want Paramount to make is making Arnold the leading man once again.
Is that even a possibility? As fans of the Terminator series, we would love to see Arnold return as the killer robot, however, one has to be realistic about this. Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently 65 years old, and by 2015, he would be 67. So it wouldn't be wise placing him in the leading role. What they could do is give Arnold a small role to play, for example, a cameo or something along those lines.
It is understandable that fans are head over heels when it comes to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Still, one need to realize that Terminator is bigger than Arnold and needs to move on without him.