Once upon a time, James Cameron was one of the more fascinating technical masters in Hollywood. He was an Oscar winner, and an epic filmmaker. Now, well, in between the endless barrage of Avatar sequels, Cameron wants to pepper us with more Terminator.
Cameron spoke to The Playlist about whatever the hell he’s thinking these days, and he threw out this ominous plan:
“I am in discussions with (producer) David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise and the rights in the US market revert to me under US copyright law in a year and a half so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it.”
Yes, because that’s what the world needs, a reinvention of an intellectual property that has been reconfigured in a million different amalgamations so intensely that rebooting the original would prove a futile exercise. Please, sir, may we have another.
It’s disappointing that James Cameron would make Avatar and the rubble of the Terminator franchise his obsessions heading into the twilight of his career. Remember when this guy directed The Abyss? True Lies was cool. I still like Titanic.
Too bad, it looks like we won’t get any of those James Cameron joints anytime soon. Because even if these Terminator movies (hopefully) fall apart, the dude still wants to make infinity Avatar movies.