It’s official! Terminator 5 is set to hit theaters on June 26th, 2015! The announcement came today from a press release from Paramount. The new film is stated to be the first entry in a brand new trilogy. This is none too surprising, considering the rumored plot details and announcement of Dwayne Johnson’s likely involvement hit the web last week.
The film is being put together by the same teams that produced this year’s World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, and G.I. Joe Retaliation. Which means it’s guaranteed to be entertaining to some degree.
As Deadline mentions, the sudden rush on a trilogy is because the rights will be turned back over to James Cameron very soon. So, another words, time to cash in!
Here is the full press release below from Paramount:
Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted “TERMINATOR” movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.
The first in a stand-alone trilogy, “TERMINATOR” will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis (“Avatar,” “Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”) are attached to write the screenplay.
Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, “TERMINATOR” spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, “World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. A 5th installment of in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the “G.I. Joe” franchise, among other films.
Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Master” and executive produced “Spring Breakers” via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” Spike Jonze’s “Her,” and Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” set for release later this year.
Are you excited about the Terminator 5 release date?