Terminator franchise set for new trilogy: Hollywood blockbuster franchise will help reboot Arnold

Terminator franchise set for new trilogy: Hollywood blockbuster franchise will help reboot Arnold

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Terminator movie franchise set for new trilogy: Hollywood blockbuster franchise will help reboot Arnold Schwarzenegger...

The Terminator sci-fi action franchise is set to be rebooted for a new trilogy of films.

Studio executives at Paramount Pictures have decided to give the original movies, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the futuristic robot character, a modern makeover, with the first instalment expected to hit cinemas in July, 2015.

The Hollywood action man led the cast for three films from 1984's Terminator to 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and featured as a CGI (computer-generated imagery) image in Terminator Salvation in 2009, and it appears he will be back for the remakes.

During a recent speech at the 21st Century Financial Education Summit in Sydney, Australia, he said, "I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator, which we start shooting in January."

Paramount bosses have yet to officially announce details of the new deal with Schwarzenegger.
Screenwriters Laeta Kalorgridis and Patrick Lussier have been hired to come up with the new plot, while rumors suggest Fast Five filmmaker Justin Lin is in talks to direct.

Rumor has it that pro wrestler come Hollywood god, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is set to star alongside Schwarzenegger in what some Hollywood commentators are pointing to as some kind of "passing of the torch". Stay tuned for more on that.


Hollywood movie sequels to look forward to...

Independence Day 2 and 3 / ID Forever (2015) - Independence Day is the highest grossing film of 1996, earning over $100 million during its first week. Almost two decades after the original, a sequel has finally been confirmed for release on July 3, 2015. Roland Emmerich is returning as director and has confirmed that Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role as David Levison . Bill Pullman is also likely to return. However, Will Smith is apparently "too expensive" for the sequel and will not be returning.

Dumb & Dumber To (2014) - The 1994 goofball comedy starring Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels chronicles the cross-country adventures of two unintelligent, but good-hearted, best friends. The movies writer and director, Peter Farrelly, announced in June 2013 via The Nerdist that Dumb & Dumber To is officially happening, with both Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels confirmed to reprise their roles. Filming will commence in late summer 2013 in Atlanta, GA with an expected summer 2014 release. Farrelly did not disclose plot details but to confirm that the film will pick up 20 years after we last saw Lloyd and Harry.

Ghostbusters 3 (TBA) - The 1984 film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, and Harold Ramis quickly became a cultural phenomenon with a 1989 movie sequel and two animated television series. Almost 30 years after the original movie release, rumors of a third feature film are still swirling. Dan Akyroyd discussed the plot of the third Ghostbusters film with Larry King in May 2013, explaining: "Basically there’s research being done that I can say that the world or the dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width and time, become threatened by some of the research that’s being done. Ghostbusters – new Ghostbusters – have to come and solve the problem.” Rick Moranis talked to Empire Online about Ghostbusters 3 in June 2013, admitted that he would be willing to return if the story was good enough, stating "I wouldn't not do it, but it's got to be good."

Jurassic Park 4 (2015) - The first Jurassic Park film hit theatres in 1993, has grossed over $400 million in North America, and has already produced two successful sequels: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Jurassic Park III (2001). Speculation of a fourth film in the sci-fi series has abounded for over a decade. In January 2013, Universal confirmed Jurassic Park 4 and announced a June 13, 2014 release date. However, in May 2013 the 2014 release date was pushed back indefinitely. As of June 2013, Variety is reporting a delay to 2015 release. Plot rumors abound and an unconfirmed leak reveals the film picks up on present day Isla Nublar, which is now a dinosaur theme park (think Sea World). Everything is fine, until it is not and once again dinosaurs are wild human killing machines. The studio has not confirmed any details regarding plot.

Men In Black 4 (TBA) - Men In Black 3 grossed over $624 million and became the highest grossing film in the MIB series after it was released in 2012. Fresh off the success of number 3, Sony Pictures appears to be serious about a fourth instalment with Oren Uziel linked as screenwriter. However, Will Smith seems reluctant about doing another film in the series, "I think three is enough for me. Three of anything is enough. We’ll look at it, and consider it, but it feels like it might be time to let someone else do that.”

M:I5 (2015) - There are already 4 Mission Impossible movies, with 2012's fourth film, Ghost Protocol, the most successful film from the series thus far. On May 24, 2013, Deadline Hollywood reported that Tom Cruise exited a project, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., in order to focus on Mission: Impossible 5. M:I5 is expected to begin shooting in late 2013, with a projected 2015 release.

Top Gun 2 (TBA) - A sequel to the 1986 blockbuster staring Tom Cruise is looking more and more likely. Prior to the death of the film's director, Tony Scott, the filmmaker was said to be actively involved in a sequel. Plans appeared to be halted following Scott's death; however, at the 2013 Produced By conference, Top Gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer assured fans that a sequel was still on the table. “For 30 years we’ve been trying to make a sequel and we’re not going to stop. We still want to do it with Tom [Cruise] and Paramount are still interested in making it.”

Beetlejuice 2 (TBA) - The 1988 Tim Burton comedy horror film spawned an animated series and an unproduced film sequel Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. In 2011 Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) signed on as a writer and producer to a proposed Beetlejuice 2. None of the original cast or director, Tim Burton, have been confirmed to return. Although he has some hesitation, Burton told Vulture that he would consider a sequel if the script was worth doing.

Bill and Ted 2 (TBA) - Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have been open about a third Bill & Ted adventure, with Reeves revealing in a May 2013 interview that: "I’ve seen bits and pieces of a script and it looks good." Alex Winter discussed with The Nerdist in June 2013 that, although the movie is near and dear to the hearts of Reeves, Winter, and writers Chris Mathson and Ed Solomon, the project is still in development and a release date is uncertain. "You asked for it, and now you’re on the ride. Sit back and enjoy the ride. That’s right — it goes up. It goes down. We’re making it. Then we’re not. It’s these guys. Then it’s those guys. Welcome to the movie business. So maybe we’ll make it one day. Hopefully."

Austin Powers 4 (TBA) - Austin Powers : International Man of Mystery hit theatres in 1997, following the too groovy 1960's secret agent, Austin Powers, as he is cryogenically unfrozen in the 1990's to stop madman Dr. Evil. The film, written by and starring Mike Myers as both Austin Powers and Dr. Evil, has already spawned two successful sequels, Austin Powers : the Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Rumors of a fourth film have been tossed around for years, but in 2011 Mike Myers officially signed on to return. Director Jay Roach talked to MTV News in 2012 about the project explaining that it will happen "when it's exactly right."


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