The Terminator Lands a Pair of Writers

Terminator (1984) Movie PosterAfter paying a pretty penny for the rights to the “Terminator” franchise (millions upon millions upon millions, we hear — or something like that), Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures are apparently ready to move forward with a sequel.

The studios have now hired writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to script the next installment in the sci-fi series. Obviously it’s still way too early to know where the installment is going, or what it’ll be about, or even if it’ll be canon to the previous four movies, but I’m sure that won’t stop people from speculating anyway.

We do know that Laeta Kalogridis was a producer on James Cameron’s “Avatar”, and recently wrote a draft of Cameron’s “Battle Angel”. She also has Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” and Timur Bekmambetov’s “Night Watch” on her resume. Pretty impressive, I’d say.

Patrick Lussier, on the other hand, is the man who gave us “Drive Angry” and “Bloody Valentine”, and who made his bones on the “Dracula 3000” franchise. Not so much.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of McG’s “Terminator Salvation”, but the film had some good things going for it, not least of which was the fact that it jumped forward in time and finally showed, at least the early parts, of the war against the machines. Personally I’d like to see more of that instead of jumping back in time for another “running from the machines” storyline that has all but been beaten to death in the first three movies and ongoing TV series.

Time for something new, no?

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Via : Deadline