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In a recent interview with News Australia, director James Cameron revealed that he's taking another crack at the metal BAMF he created, The Terminator, and it kind of sounds like he's got the idea-mill a churnin'.  

The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up?

Can it still have relevance now where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films. We live in a world of predator drones and surveillance and big data and emergent AI (artificial intelligence).

Yeah, I think with technology advancing the way it is, AI especially, the Terminator franchise could do quite well under Cameron's direction. He's set to regain the rights to his hulking, cyborg killing-machine in 2019, but that's not stopping the director from trying to get the franchise "reinvention" off the ground before then with not one new movie, but three brand-new Terminator films. That's right folks. We're talking trilogy.

So I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise and the rights in the US market revert to me under US copyright law in a year and a half so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it.

We’ll put more meat on the bones if we get past the next couple of hurdles as and when we announce that.

Cameron then went on to shit on the three Terminator sequels that we wasn't part of (Rise Of the Machines, Salvation and Genisys) and basically says the only reason he hadn't before was out of respect for his good pal, and O.G. T-800, Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

I think it’s fairly widely known that I don’t have a lot of respect for the films that were made later. I was supportive at the time in each case for Arnold’s sake because he is a close friend. He has been a mate of mine since 33 years ago so I was always supportive and never too negative. But they didn’t work for me for various reasons.

Now, keep in mind that cameron is likely to be busy for the next decade on the Avatar franchise, so don't expect any solid movmemnbt on this for quite some time.