Justin Lin Poised to Direct Terminator 5 with Arnold Schwarzenegger

It may seem like a bad joke, but it’s not — Arnold Schwarzenegger really is poised to return as the star of yet another “Terminator” movie, this one set to be directed by “Fast Five’s” Justin Lin as previously rumored.

Deadline says talent agency CAA is already shopping a packaged deal for a “Terminator 5″ with Schwarzenegger starring and Lin directing to studios around Hollywood, with Universal, Sony and Lionsgate already showing strong interest.

Schwarzenegger is already 63-years old, and will be 64 by the time “T5″ goes into production, and probably 65 by the time it’s released. Yeah, it’s gonna be a stretch to believe that Skynet would voluntarily create a 64-year old killer cyborg from the future to do its dirty deeds. Then again, they digitally “de-aged” Jeffrey Bridges pretty convincingly in “Tron: Legacy”, so where there’s a will (and the cash for the big budget), there’s a way.

Hell, anything to keep Arnold from spending more time on that “Governator” nonsense…



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  • Vim Crony

    That Jeff Bridges Tron shit was not convincing at all. Arnold reprising his role is pretty much whatever. This franchise needs a new perspective.

  • Nc32203

    2 more Terminators will seal the franchise…2 trilogies…get it done

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    The Jeff Bridges stuff was very well done, but then again he had very little action scenes. It’s one thing to just deage someone walking and talking but the action is gonna look bad. They should just go with Him as the soldier the original was based on and he’s just recently joined up with Connor and the resistance. Have ROland Kickinger or even Vin Diesel as rumors stated as the new upgraded Terminator. Also it makes no sense that all the termminators would look alike. They were made as infiltration units and if they all looked alike people would catch on pretty quick.

  • Arthur

    Arnold Schwarzenegger always, always delivers the goods when it comes to the “Terminator” franchise. He has a ton of input to the series when he is involved as well. For “Terminator 3: Rise Of Th Machines”, they were short on the budget and Arnold coughed up the money for a particular scene himself because HE wanted to make sure that scene was going to be in the film (the big action scene with the truck and the one building being smashed to smithereens). With Arnold Schwarzenegger being attached, it is going to be huge!!! GOT A HUGE IDEA, BRING BACK LINDA HAMILTON as a female terminator to fool everyone that she didn’t actually die and was supposedly preserved in a crio tube; a new terminator with human dna, memories and that no one can detect that it is not human, with the ability to morph into anyone including the T-1000 and the T-X bringing Robert Patrick and Kristanna Loken back to the series or simply have all 3 terminators (new one, T-1000 and T-X) searching for John Connor. John Connor himself is even fooled by the “Sarah” terminator as is the T-101 (Schwarzenegger). Fool the audience as well until at the very end of the film, that it is revealed that Sarah Connor is actually the new terminator controlling the T-1000 and T-X.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      That’d actually be pretty cool.

  • Lexavi80

    Does this mean that we should kiss good-bye Christian Bale playing John Connors?!. I’m tired the studio put another star shadowing the main character. In times of war JOHN CONNORS should be the main event. He’s the strenght of the resistence but in Salvation he’s rank barely make him someone. That and the fact that Sam Worthington’s character stole his thunder.

    I guess Schwarzenegger coming out in the film should be cool, but don’t make him the star. Make him a HUMAN general that was kidnapped in his youth and the machines used him as a template or somehting. Now that he scaped after that factory explode in Salvation he fight with the resistence.

    Man, I still believe that CLU looked like a very, VERY bad version of Jeff Bridges on Photoshop. Inexpressive rubber face. Terrible!.

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    arnold passing the reings to Vin Disel

  • Juggernaut

    I remember there being a part at the end of ‘Salvation’ where a product from the production line of the original Terminator template attacked John. I thought that Arnold’s likeness was superimposed on a younger actor/model’s body. Am I crazy?!?!?
    I like the notion stated above by a few comments that Arnold could be an aged resistance fighter that was captured and became the prototype for Skynet’s manhunters. Have him and John Connor continue the fight against the big bad machines. Also, they definately need to bring back Bale as Connor. Although he was a bit too “growly” and could have used a bump up on the decibels his characterization was the best so far in my opinion. Bale is a great actor and could bring a better performance given another chance. I think… Lol.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      No you’re not crazy. That’ exactly what they did. They made a cg young arnold head and put it on Roland Kickinger’s body. Also i agree with the story you’ve come up with, and it pretty much is what I was thinking when I first posted the idea. The cast from Salvation should return too.

  • Juggernaut

    My original point was lost… If Arnold could be put on another actor’s physique, why couldn’t they do the same on a higher level to bring him back to his look in the first movie. The technology is there as proven by films that have utilized similar scenarios like X-Men The Last Stand and Tron Legacy. I realize that in those cases the majority of that effect were used in a not so action packed way but I imagine it would be possible, right? Besides it’s not like Arnold did a whole lot more than walk around and stalk the Connor clan while looking scary! I think it can be done in a convincing enough way as to incorporate Arnie as the Terminator. There should also definately be a role as stated above by others and reiterated by myself for Schwarzenegger as an older, war torn, POW of Skynet.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      I still dont like the idea of ALL terminators looking the same. it makes absoultely no sense.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        That’s machines for ya. They think we all look alike.

  • Juggernaut

    My original point was lost… If Arnold could be put on another actor’s physique, why couldn’t they do the same on a higher level to bring him back to his look in the first movie. The technology is there as proven by films that have utilized similar scenarios like X-Men The Last Stand and Tron Legacy. I realize that in those cases the majority of that effect were used in a not so action packed way but I imagine it would be possible, right? Besides it’s not like Arnold did a whole lot more than walk around and stalk the Connor clan while looking scary! I think it can be done in a convincing enough way as to incorporate Arnie as the Terminator. There should also definately be a role as stated above by others and reiterated by myself for Schwarzenegger as an older, war torn, POW of Skynet.