Terminator Tempting Arnold Schwarzenegger, by Greg
is looking to leap forward from his role as the Governator,
he's ready to return to his signature role as the
Terminator - the man you love to hate.
Hollywood, sporting and political icon is ready for
action, and his reps at CAA, have put together a sweet
offer that it's pitching to the studios that includes
rights to produce a new Terminator sequel, which would
be directed by Justin Lin, just off doing Fast Five,
which opens domestically Friday, and produced by Robert
Cort. No screenwriter has come on board as of press,
but that may change soon.
interest in bringing back The Terminator franchise,
which has pumped out four flicks to date, ranging
from the original James Cameron-directed 1984 release
The Terminator and its sequel, 1991's Terminator 2:
Judgment Day, to the last film in the series, 2009's
Terminator Salvation, the only one in which Schwarzenegger
did not play in.
the movie's rights holder the Halcyon Group went through
bankruptcy in 2010, Lionsgate and Sony joined together
in an unsuccessful bid to snatch the franchise for
themselves. More recently, Universal has been talking
to CAA about tackling the project.
winning the package could be very expensive. In last
year's bankruptcy proceedings, Pacificor, a Santa
Barbara-based hedge fund, won the rights to the property
for $29.5 million plus a promise to pay Halcyon $5
million for each sequel that is produced. Pacificor
would be part of any new production.
going to see if anyone gets terminated in the process.
Hasta la vista, baby.
Schwarzenegger official website