James Cameron’s Terminator has had some serious breakthroughs as well as setbacks in all these years. After giving fans blockbusters like The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Cameron left the franchise and things mostly went south from there for Terminator fans with each consecutive potboiler. The fan following may not be as huge as it was back in 1984 but it still is fiercely loyal. And it is for those loyal fans of The Terminator that we bring some good news. James Cameron is making a comeback people!!! If sources are to be believed, Terminator 6 starts shooting in spring next year.
With Deadpool’s Tim Miller set to direct, Cameron will produce the next installment of The Terminator. Omega Underground confirms the movie will start filming in March 2018 in locations like Budapest, Spain and Hungary. Sonja Klaus( of Prometheus fame) is set to be the production designer.
But wait theres more! Apart from Arnold playing the eponymous T-800(obviously 😉 ), Linda Hamilton who played Sarah Connor in Terminator 1 and 2 is also confirmed to return. Robert Patrick, who played the gruesome liquid metal killing machine in Judgement Day has also expressed interest but theres no such word of him being reeled in. The movie will have a younger female actor in the lead role. Sarah Connor will have an appearance but will no longer hog the spotlight. Goodbye Soldier Mama 🙁
As of now, its confirmed the movie is gonna dump the serpentine story arcs of the last three movies. Apart from being bombs, the last 3 movies really did a number on Terminator, twisting it’s timelines more than a contortionist could do with her spine. It good that Schwarzenegger will return as everyone’s favorite killer android in a movie which is to be a direct sequel to Judgement Day.
Terminator 6 will be borrowing one major plot point from Genisys though. Remember the Grandpa Terminator in Genisys which was “Old. Not Obsolete.” Terminator 6 will borrow the concept of a rusty T-800 in the flesh of an aging Arnold into its story. The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Cameron and he had this to say:
“So, obviously he’s one that’s been in action and operation for a long time. And that’s all I want to say about the actual story part of it. But it’s actually quite intrinsic to the story, that he’s subject to the frailties of the flesh.”
Tim Miller, commenting on the T-800’s evolved personality over the years, adds:
“Emotionally and intellectually he will have evolved. They’re learning machines. But I think that’s a way to make it different than it was… “I think we should embrace his age. And that’s what’s going to make it interesting and fresh for the fans. And I can’t tell you, but man, some of the scenes that the writers wrote to embrace that idea are fucking fantastic.”
With so many core members of the original blockbuster returning and so many changes to the story line already visible, it will be interesting to see how the new Terminator 6 movie fares in front of an audience that has grown to hate it. The Terminator launched James Cameron’s career. While the franchise sank, Cameron went on to become one of the Great Gods of the Hollywood Pantheon. Can he restore The Terminator back to its former glory?
Paramount has set an ambitious release date of July 26, 2019 for Terminator 6.