‘Terminator 5’ Will Officially Be A Reboot, With A 2015 Release

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We’ve talked about Terminator 5 on several occasions. At one point Fast Five director Justin Lin was going to tackle the film, with Arnold Schwarzenegger returning and then we even got a bit of news surrounding Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joining the cast as a deadly robot sent back in time from the future to kill.

But now we have the official press release, which confirms that Terminator 5 is going to be a reboot and it will be dropping into theaters in 2015:

HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 27, 2013) – 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.

I will always support the Terminator properties, despite the last couple sucking pretty hard. The first two films are perfect and because of that fact I will continue to watch anything associated with The Terminator.

I’m just worried that a reboot might be the worst possible route at this point. Surely a sequel could have been much easier? The term reboot is so damn loosely thrown around at this point, so we might see something completely different and unrelated (hopefully) to the original two in terms of how the story is structured.

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