Paramount has officially started production on their Terminator reboot, which is officially titled Terminator: Genesis. This marks a very sad moment in my life, when Hollywood takes a property that I hold near and dear to my heart and absolutely destroys it. Sure, I haven’t seen this upcoming film yet, but I KNOW that it’ll never be as good as the original or its equally amazing sequel.
I’m usually all about sequels or re-imaginings, but the fact that this new film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and is just called Terminator gives me very little hope.
I never thought I’d see the day where I cried and moaned about Hollywood raping one of my most precious childhood memories. I always laughed at friends as they redid their favorite films or characters and now it’s finally hitting home for me and I couldn’t be anymore sad or upset about the whole deal.
JUST LEAVE THIS ONE ALONE!
The official press release below. Excuse me while I go and cry.
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that principal photography is officially underway on the “TERMINATOR” reboot, directed by Alan Taylor (“THOR: THE DARK WORLD,” “Game of Thrones”). The film is shooting in New Orleans.
The new film is written by Laeta Kalogridis (“AVATAR,” “SHUTTER ISLAND”) and Patrick Lussier (“DRIVE ANGRY”). David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (“WORLD WAR Z,” “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”) of Skydance Productions are producing. Executive producers are Skydance’s Paul Schwake (“WORLD WAR Z,” “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”), Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison (“AMERICAN HUSTLE,” “HER”), Kalogridis and Lussier.
“TERMINATOR” stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (“THE EXPENDABLES 1 & 2,” “TERMINATOR 1, 2 & 3”), Jason Clarke (“THE GREAT GATSBY,” “ZERO DARK THIRTY”), Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Jai Courtney (“DIVERGENT,” “JACK REACHER”), J.K. Simmons (“MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN,” “UP IN THE AIR”), Dayo Okeniyi (“THE HUNGER GAMES,” “THE SPECTACULAR NOW”), and Byung Hun Lee (“RED 2,” “G.I. JOE: RETALIATION”).
The “TERMINATOR” franchise launched in 1984 with Schwarzenegger as the title character and spanned three subsequent films, which have earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.