Thursday, June 13, 2013

"Terminator 5" Re-Wired

Paramount will now distribute the Annapurna Pictures', Skydance Productions 3D feature, "Terminator 5" for producers Megan and David Ellison, with production targeting a January 2014 start.

"I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in 'Terminator 5'", said Arnold Schwarzenegger, "and to star as the 'Terminator'. We start shooting in January..."

Annapurna Pictures purchased the rights to the "Terminator" May 2011, with the stipulation that if nothing is done with the property by a specific date, screen rights would revert back to "Terminator" co-creators James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.

"The Terminator" released in 1984, was inspired by themes and premises by science fiction author Harlan Ellison, then scripted by Gale Anne Hurd and Cameron, with direction by Cameron, after Roger Corman passed on the project.

Schwarzenegger plays the 'Terminator', a 'cyborg' sent back in time from the year 2029 to 1984 to kill 'Sarah Connor' (Linda Hamilton). Michael Biehn plays 'Kyle Reese', a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Sarah.

Three sequels were produced including "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991), "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" (2003), and "Terminator Salvation" (2009).

The TV series spin-off, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" aired in 2008.

In 2008, "The Terminator" was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

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