Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Black Mass Trailer Has Life Lessons To Share
Johnny Depp is the brutal Whitey Bulger
Cannes: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan Wins Palme d'Or
The Lobster scuttles off with the Jury Prize at the 2015 ceremony
Now You See Me 3 In The Works
Before the second film is even out
Latest Hannibal Promo Delivers Richard Armitage's Francis Dolarhyde
Plus chat from the cast...
New Images From The Wet Hot American Summer Prequel
Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and more are back at camp
Amy Schumer Teams With Paul Feig For A New Comedy
She'll re-write and star, he'll produce
Netflix Plans A Very (Bill) Murray Christmas
Spend the Yuletide with the Scrooged star...
Michael Rooker Reports To The Belko Experiment
Reuniting with James Gunn for the horror pic
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 March 2015
Skydance Productions Plans Three Days Of The Condor TV Adaptation
From producer David Ellison
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Terminator
23 June 2015
More Future Films

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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)