The road to new Terminator movies has been a bumpy one, full of traffic jams and detours. But now, nearly 18 months after Megan Ellison dropped $20 million on the rights to the sci-fi franchise, she has tapped her brother, David Ellison, as her production partner.
This is a step in the right direction, but there is still a long way to go. Justin Lin was attached to direct the fifth chapter of the humans vs. cyborgs saga, but he has since left the project to focus on Fast and/or Furious movies. Franchise star Arnold Schwarzenegger was also linked to the new films, though the state of his involvement at the present time is unclear.
Right now there is no studio on board to back the new Terminator films, and there has been no forward progress on the script in god knows how long. Regardless of how things play out, the film will be a partnership between Megan’s Annapurna Pictures and David’s Skydance Productions.