New Terminator Movie Delayed by Four Months
The release of the new ‘Terminator’ movie has been delayed by four months.The much-anticipated reboot – starring Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger – had been set for a July 26, 2019 release but has now been pushed back.
The much-anticipated reboot is being directed by Tim Miller, but for the first time since 1991’s ‘Terminator: Judgment Day’, James Cameron is also involved with the film series.
Cameron was at the helm for the original 1984 movie and sequel ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’, but was not involved in 2003’s ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’, 2009’s ‘Terminator Salvation’ or ‘Terminator Genisys’.
Meanwhile, Arnold, 70, recently said that the new ‘Terminator’ movie is going to be a return to the storytelling of the 1984 original.
The actor starred in the original Cameron movie as the titular character – a T-800 cyborg – alongside Linda as Sarah Connor and both are reprising their roles for the sixth movie in the franchise.
There is another incentive for the Terminator to get another film in the near future. The rights to the Terminator franchise will revert to original director James Cameron in 2019. That leaves only three years to get a new Terminator movie out or it may not happen at all. Cameron is currently wrapped up in the production of the Avatar sequels, and it’s hard to picture him taking his focus off of that franchise in the near future.
Schwarzenegger insists fans of the sci-fi franchise can expect a return to the stripped down story of the cult classic.
He said: “I think James Cameron and Tim Miller came up with a concept where they can continue on with the T-800 but make a whole new movie.
“What they are doing now with this one is basically to just take a few very basic characters, like Linda Hamilton’s character and my character, and dismiss everything else. Just move away from all these rules of the timeline and other characters.”
Plot details are being kept under wraps but Miller and Cameron are reportedly treating the film as a direct sequel to ‘T2: Judgment Day’.
In the original 1984 movie, Schwarzenegger played the villain but in the sequel his character was the hero and the actor said he loves the vulnerability of the character.
He said: “I think the T-800 model is a really interesting character. He’s a machine, can do things human beings can’t do, but at the same time when newer technology comes along the character suddenly is vulnerable and that makes him even more interesting.”