Friday, September 23, 2011

TERMINATOR 5 (Justin Lin walks away)


Director Justin Lin may now be forced to exit the next installment of the Terminator franchise. With rights owner Megan Ellison pushing for a Q4 2012 production start date, Lin might be calling it quits for Terminator 5 since the director has already committed to shooting The Fast and The Furious 6 during that same time frame.
Justin Lin may exit Terminator 5

According to Deadline, however, Lin is still up for doing both if they can work out a better schedule for T5. This seems entirely possible since Ellison has yet to present a script or, as far as we can tell, hire any writer at all.

Since purchasing the Terminator franchise rights at Cannes earlier this year for $20 million, Ellison has been put on a clock to get the ball rolling. Details of the agreement state that in 2018, certain rights revert back to James Cameron. Nevertheless, this should be plenty of time to produce and release the two films that will conclude the series.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, on the other hand, is still aboard for the sequel. In fact, the actor has also managed to squeeze out a few brainstorming sessions with Cameron, even though the latter is not directly involved with the project. 

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