Though 2009's Terminator Salvation was a welcome addition to the Terminator movie franchise after the confused and poorly received Terminator 3, it still didn't reinvigorate the Terminator story for general audiences. Now, movie makers are wiping the slate clean with a reboot of the entire sci-fi world of Terminator.
Paramount Pictures officially announced this week that a Terminator reboot will be released two years from now, on June 26, 2015. The movie is the first of a planned trilogy, and screenwriters Laeta Kalorgridis and Patrick Lussier are currently attached to the project. Kalorgridis is best known for writing the screenplay for Shutter Island and as the executive producer for Avatar. Lussier was the writer/director of the 2011 Nicholas Cage movie Drive Angry.
Paramount is producing Terminator in conjunction with Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions. Megan Ellison, a producer on movies such as Zero Dark Thirty and True Grit, is also attached to the project. Conspicuously missing from Paramount's announcement is whether Arnold Schwarzenegger - the original Terminator - will be making an appearance in the reboot. Schwarzenegger is the only actor to have appeared in every Terminator movie so far.