Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Maze Runner Trailer Arrives
Dylan O'Brien & Will Poulter are a-mazed
New Trailer For Al Pacino's Salomé
With Jessica Chastain in the really Wilde show
Exclusive: Peter Capaldi On Doctor Who
Plus Empire debuts new Time Lord photoshoot
Headhunters' Morten Tyldum On For Chain Of Events
'World War Z meets The Da Vinci Code'
Paul Greengrass Introduces Agent Storm
Al-Qaeda thriller for Captain Phillips team
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
10 June 2014
Sigourney Weaver Will Return For All Three Avatar Sequels
Wait, what?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
3 Days To Kill (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Side By Side (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Titanic 3D (2012)
Empire Star Rating
This Means War (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Producer For Terminator 5
David Ellison jacks in

04 December 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Terminator Salvation

Although it's well over a year since the deal for further Terminator films was announced, it's taken this long for the contract between Annapurna Productions and Pacificorp to be signed and sealed. With all the necessary bits dotted and crossed however, Terminator 5, in whatever form it takes, can finally move forward. And the first step on the road is new producer David Ellison.

The Terminator franchise is in some ways an odd acquistion for Annapurna, which has leaned towards indie and arthouse to date, backing the likes of The Master, Lawless and Zero Dark Thirty. In that light, Ellison's arrival makes a great deal of sense. The brother of Annapurna's founder Megan Ellison, he brings major mainstream chops via his own company Skydance, which shepherded Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, Jack Ryan and Star Trek Into Darkness into production.

Those projects, you'll notice, all have a home at Paramount, although there's nothing to suggest that the studio is on board for any Terminator action at this point.

Various Terminators have been mooted in the period of development hell since McG's Salvation, but all, including the most recent version that Justin Lin was involved with, seem now to have been scrapped. Annapurna and Skydance will be starting from scratch, and the immediate next job is to find a screenwriter.

Three Terminator films were originally mooted under the new deal, but Deadline believes this has now been scaled back to two. New copyright laws seem to suggest the Terminator rights will revert back to James Cameron in 2019. The clock's ticking.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Jamie Foxx Is Spider-Man 2's Electro
'He's a genius electrician-type person'
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Produce This
I've heard Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back as The Terminator but I've also heard this will be a reboot of the franchise which is kind of odd. After T2, James Cameron said he'd "evolved beyond the franchise." He'd probably just sell them again although I'd love to see him come back and finish off the franchise in style with one last classic Terminator adventure. More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:42 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

Produce This
I've heard Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back as The Terminator but I've also heard this will be a reboot of the franchise which is kind of odd. After T2, James Cameron said he'd "evolved beyond the franchise." He'd probably just sell them again although I'd love to see him come back and finish off the franchise in style with one last classic Terminator adventure. More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:26 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

James Cameron, look here. More

Posted by Whistler at 11:36 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)