James Cameron is back.
According to Deadline, Cameron will return to the Terminator franchise. He’ll serve as executive producer on a new movie.
Tim Miller is in talks to helm the film. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to reprise his role as the T-800.
Paramount Pictures is keen to start production on a new movie. The original film came out in 1984, and the film rights would revert to Cameron in 2019.
According to Mike Fleming Jr, the project is under the guidance of David Ellison, who owns Skydance Productions. His plan is to hire “some top-flight science fiction authors to find the movie creatively.”
This marks Cameron’s first involvement with the franchise since 1991. After the release of T2: Judgement Day, he sought to buy back the rights to the series. Unfortunately, his fellow producers beat to the punch in getting the rights, prompting him to walk.
The next two Terminator films didn’t have Cameron as part of the crew. However, he did serve as a consultant on 2015’s Terminator Genysis.
As it stands, the plot of the new movie is unknown. No script has been written, and there is no start date. Whether it will be a sequel or reboot remains to be seen.
Cameron is now working on the four Avatar sequels. Time will tell when production starts on the sixth Terminator film.