A Fifth ‘Terminator’ Movie is on the Boards
McG has committed to working with Halcyon Co. on a fifth feature film in the Terminator series. He’s in post-production on Terminator: Salvation, due out in May 2009 and Variety says he’s already planning the next installment with the production firm’s Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek.
Halcyon obtained the film rights from C2, formerly Carolco, a year ago and at the time envisioned the new series as a trilogy, like so many other franchises these days. When Christian Bale signed on as John Connor, he signed for three films. Should production begin next year, Halcyon is hopeful for a summer 2011 release.
News of the new film broke at the Dubai Intl. Film Festival, which runs through Thursday. One reason it came up there is that the Middle East may be a locale for filming the new feature. McG is not committed to directing and may step back to produce although it’s too early to tell.
"We feel the time is now to start shaping the next part of this," Kubicek said. Warner Bros. is the most likely studio behind the new film although it may not partner with Sony as it has for Salvation.