- TERMINATOR's FAST 5
Arnold Schwarzenegger's personal life, hasn’t come in the way of the fifth Terminator film being stalled, due to the actor, ex-governor putting his acting comeback on hold.
|Paul Walker joins Terminator|
Last month saw Megan Ellison's Annapurna Productions grab a deal to make two more Terminators with new rights-holders Pacificor, and while the package that promised a returning Schwarzenegger and director Justin Lin, now a man down, there are reports that Terminator 5 may have gained Paul Walker.
With Fast & Furious franchise director Lin at the helm, it makes sense that Walker might be in the production's sights, although it's not clear whether he'd be playing Kyle Reese or a new character. What's apparently on the table is a Star Trek-style reboot, with a torn timeline setting up a narrative thread to veer off from the established franchise without necessarily contradicting what's gone before.
As for Arnold's involvement, there's talk of his proposed screen-time being reduced to something more akin to a cameo, requiring less commitment from the big man, which may serve as an enticement: not so much a big comeback moment as a fan-pleasing toe in the water. Hell, he was in Terminator: Salvation and he didn't even need to show up.
We are however, still waiting for confirmation to see if this is indeed all true.