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James Cameron Breathes New Life For Next TERMINATOR Film
On set of Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
from Carolco Pictures
Don't ask me about Terminator: Genysis. I haven't had the chance to see that film as with a lot of films in recent memory, although I have seen clips and read and heard many reactions from moviegoers, many of whom have pretty much said that the film was bust.
Thor: The Dark World helmer Alan Taylor directed the film as one of several Terminator installments that moved forward in recent years without James Cameron in the past eighteen years since he reportedly sold the rights to the film producer Gale Anne Hurd. The franchise itself has endured both a creative and legal rollercoaster landing at several homes before landing at Annapurna in 2011 following Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines and Terminator: Salvation - apparently the latter was supposed to start a new trilogy and ultimately that never panned out.
Hence, Genysis, and the subsequent shelving by Paramount of any further films according to several reports after October of 2015 and January 2016, et cetera. Fast forward a year later and now it appears the next, and reportedly final film is underway according to Deadline that states Cameron, who endorsed Genysis due to action star Arnold Schwarzenegger's involvment, is godfathering the film's development with Deadpool helmer and VFX wiz Tim Miller being eyed to direct. It would seem like a good move following Miller's departure from the Deadpool sequel last year with the goal of landing bigger-budget affairs, and certainly the Terminator franchise is no exception.
The report writes that the film, for which its franchise rights are set to revert back to Cameron in 2019, is being set up as a finale to officially send the franchise off since its fame as an ambitious sci-fi indie thriller in 1984. There aren't any other specific details being mentioned about the film while Cameron himself plots the remaining four Avatar sequels dated in his wake between next December, and the fifth film in 2023. Miller himself has a sci-fi project called Influx, and is executive producing Jeff Fowler's Sonic The Hedgehog live-action animated hybrid for Sony Pictures and Marza Animation.
There's more news likely coming as well if last year's announcement of a 3D re-release of Terminator 2: Judgement Day is still on deck for this summer. The poster below was ceremonially unveiled last year in August in what is expected to commemorate the film's 25th anniversary.
Stay tuned and comment below and let us know what your thoughts are on this latest prospect for Terminator!
Fantasia 2018's second wave of titles arrived on Thursday and the first thing that stood out to me in a social media post was the name Cynthia Rothrock. That said all I needed to know to look further into the raft of titles, segments and events made public before the full line-up announcement on July 7 and as expected, the programme is turning out to be quite the feat.
Erik Matti's hotly anticipated BuyBust is pretty much an all-in factor for the hardcore action fans already lined-up for its August 10 North American release from Well Go USA. The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion starring Kim Da-Mi was another surprise in recent weeks showcasing a rather awesome trailer for I Saw The Devil writer Park Hoon-Jung's latest feature directing effort.
Also in tow are Sam Elliott in The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Searching starring Jon Cho, and awards and celebrations of the aforementioned Rothrock as well as other screenings like Victor Vu's Loi Bao which I'…
Another headlining rematch is on deck for Wilson Yip's Ip Man 4 with Jackie Chan apparently set to appear opposite star Donnie Yen. This little detail, by way of a report on Wednesday at Jaynestars cites local news sources, confirms that filming has wrapped for the fourth installment in which Chan will play a respected Chinatown Big Brother amid the story setting that lands our title hero in the U.S. alongside martial arts progeny Bruce Lee.
Yen and Chan have shared the screen together a few times in Shanghai Knights (2003) and The Twins Effect 2 (a.k.a. Blade Of Kings) (2004). The two are joined by Paradox co-star Chris Collins and Vanness Wu of Star Runner fame, both who share respective screen history with actor Scott Adkins who also stars.
Oddly enough and despite viral posts, the report also suggests Ip Man 3 co-star and Kung Fu League headliner and most-noted Bruce Lee persona in recent memory; Danny Chan may be sitting out the role this time around.
A late 2018 or early 20…
Here's a little something to bare in mind for a potemtial future Hit List entry: Enter John Fallon of The Shelter, American Muscle and upcoming Heretic helmer, and newcomer, actor and martial artist Marc Natoli who've since completed their work on Paul Allica's new feature venture, The Siege Of Robin Hood on which Fallon served as co-star and producer.
Going forward, they now turn their attention to the forthcoming July shortfilm production, The Proposal. The two are joined by Neighbors actress Kahli Williams with a script from Fallon, and Ben Whimper, best known for producing projects like shortfilms Quanta and Arrowhead, and now staking his claim at the helm to direct. When gun for hire and all around tough customer Mason Stone (Marc Natoli) takes his long time girlfriend Emma (Kahli Williams) out on the town with the intent of popping the big question, he finds his proposal plans rudely interrupted by a group of highly skilled assassins who want him dead. What's a …