In 1984, the first Terminator movie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the dreaded killer machine, slammed into 1,005 theaters, grossing over four million dollars, followed by two sequels with a total gross of over 1 billion. Now, almost 30 years after, a reboot, consisting of a stand-alone trilogy, is taking shape, through a joint venture between Skydance, Annapurna and Paramount.
Laeta Kalorgridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) will pen the screenplay for the first movie, but there’s no information if the two will be in for the entire project or not. Among the producers, we find a couple of interesting names like the Zero Dark Thirty producer Megan Allison and David Ellison, who recently was involved in World War Z and Star Trek Into Darkness, as executive producer together with his partners at Paramount.
No word about who’s going to direct the movie or who will be playing in it, but Paramount Pictures aims to send this one into the theaters on June 26, 2015, so I’ll guess we’ll be hearing more about this ambitious Terminator reboot soon.