Production Update

'Terminator 5' Eyes 2014 Start with Arnold Schwarzenegger Back as The Terminator

Looks like he has a bunch of other junk in the works too

Terminator 5George Lucas and Steven Spielberg may not be able to get a movie made, but Arnold Schwarzenegger sure can. Speaking with The Arnold Fans Schwarzenegger confirms he will have a role in Terminator 5 and that it will begin shooting in January 2014.

"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 and I'm also going to do King Conan - to play that role and also to do another Twins movie. So I feel very proud of that. I feel very happy and I'm looking forward to doing those films."

That's right! More Terminator. More Conan. More Twins! I imagine Schwarzenegger reading Spielberg's thoughts and saying, "Yah Spielberg, da induh-stry iz really going to implode. Implode. Vhat does zat even mean? Da vurd iz explode, you know, like Ahnuld's cah-reer iz exploding!

Schwarzenegger's confirmation comes on the heels of news earlier this week from The Wrap, reporting to the Terminator franchise have landed at Paramount Pictures after Warner Bros. distributed the last two films -- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation.

As for this Terminator 5 business, Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry, My Bloody Valentine) and Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) are writing the screenplay with no word on a director or plot, not like he latter really matters.

Of course, Justin Lin (Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6) has already said he won't return for Fast & Furious 7, with directorial duties landing in the hands of James Wan, was attached to direct the fifth Terminator at one point, dropping out to direct Fast 6. Now the obvious question is to wonder if he'll return now that his schedule is free.

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  • Tyler Robertson

    The real question is...why? Seriously. Why?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    I think Spielberg probably did mean 'implode' and not 'explode' because he was referring to the inward collapse of the megabudget movie system if enough of them failed.

    An explosion outwards I suppose might also apply but I think he probably used 'implode' reasonable correctly. Kind of like you say Arnie's career is exploding with all these movies, but if they failed his career could implode from all those movies as well. Too much revisitation.

    Of course, I say all this because I couldn't care less whether Lin even directs traffic again let alone a movie. Especially if the movie is Cameron-less Terminator continuations.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Chris138/ Chris138

      "I think Spielberg probably did mean 'implode' and not 'explode' because he was referring to the inward collapse of the megabudget movie system if enough of them failed."

      Yep.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      I was trying to joke about that, I guess it didn't come off too funny? :)

      I updated it.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

        Ah, my bad! Sometimes writing doesn't always read the way it's meant by the writer.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

        I laughed! The question is whether I did so before or after you fixed it, brad!!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/ArthurCarlson/ Arthur Carlson

    So, Skynet's brilliant plan is to have their cyborgs age?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      I'm going to guess he will play himself as some sort of designer/engineer of the Terminator they sent back. Then again, the idea of Arnold as an engineer is about as laughable as Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist in The World Is Not Enough.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

        Though Richards is easier on the eye.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/ArthurCarlson/ Arthur Carlson

        I can get behind that idea, sort of. I mean, you can't tell me you didn't buy Schwarzenegger as a scientist that got himself pregnant, can you? (Sarcasm)

        I'm worried that they have him as the Terminator and they put that creepy CGI young face thing on him like Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in X-Men: The Last Stand.

      • Adam James

        I suppose they might instead give him a digital face-lift and let him play the robots again. Hell, I guess they could go full on "Avatar" and make an all-digital Arnold.

        It seems pointlessly pricey, honestly, but then maybe the studio thinks an Arnoldless Terminator is pointless itself.

  • http://couchpotatodigest.blogspot.com Matt

    "Terminator 2" is one of my favorite action films yet I can't think of a single reason to get excited for this. I don't like to feed into discussions like whether or not Hollywood will "implode" (to me, it's no different than the Cinema is Dead argument) but I can certainly see a string of flops like the one Spielberg predicted if producers keep rebooting franchises from the 90s that nobody is interested in seeing on the big screen again.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/jpcoleman7/ jpcoleman7

    To me, there hasn't been a bad Terminator movie starring Arnold, so I give him the benefit of the doubt. I think T3: RotM is very underrated.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheMovieGuru/ The Movie Guru

    I love me some Terminator so I'm excited about the prospects of a sequel.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    I'd be more interested in Conan than any of the others

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    I loved Terminater and T2. Salvation was ok. They should just let sleeping cyborgs lie!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    They are sure trying to milk this franchise for all it's worth but they really need to get Cameron back on board to have any chance for this to be any decent.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Aditya/ Aditya

    uh...I'm not sure why they're even making a Terminator 5, let alone bringing Arnold back for it..it just sounds like a money making move

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cobrablues/ Mike Clark

    It would be most interesting to close the loop of John Connor saving the world. Other time lines can create many movies. I would like to see a story that would use Sarah Connor Chronicles storyline. That was the very best of ALL Terminator series. Complete the story line that was begun in 1984.