I’m reasonably certain that one of these days whoever is currently (or will eventually) own the rights to the “Terminator” franchise will end up making more movies from the property. It’s an excellent brand, and despite some bumps along the road in recent years (and with recent entries), everyone still knows what the Terminator is. You can’t buy that kind of branding. Eventually, though, someone will get more “Terminator” movies out there.
But as soon as 2013? I don’t think that’s going to happen, but Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks otherwise, and being the face and star of the franchise, I guess he would know more than I. The actor recently said this about not just a “Terminator 5″, but also a “Terminator 6″:
I can’t say too much. They want it held in secret if you know what I mean, but I will say that next year I will start filming it and it’s going to be one of the hardest films I have ever done, I can tell you that already for sure… They have six months set aside just for filming, so I will be training and getting into the best physical shape I possibly can before filming starts. It does follow Salvation although some of the producers and franchise owner were not to happy about the job McG did with it, but they felt it was good enough to continue on and they want the fifth and sixth installments to be the closing of the franchise.
Now here’s the problem: Io9 reported the above, and links to a blog that is no longer around. In fact, it’s been entirely deleted from what I can tell. What exactly does that mean? I haven’t a clue. I’ve heard of blogs deleting a controversial post, but never the entire blog.
In any case, I can understand why Schwarzenegger is desperate to get a “Terminator” movie out there. It’s his most recognizable franchise, and if he’s truly serious about his acting comeback (and from all indications, he is), then he’ll need a hit starring him, and not one where he’s just one of many stars (ala “The Expendables” or the upcoming “The Tomb”, also with Stallone).