Well now it’s getting exciting Terminator fans! The “News Corp Australia Network” (NCAN) had an opportunity to sit down with the creator of the Terminator franchise himself, James Cameron, and during that conversation Cameron revealed that he not only wants to make “Terminator 6”, but a seventh and eighth Terminator film as well! Yes, James Cameron wants to make a new trilogy… but he has to clear some copyright hurdles first.
The report states that James Cameron is in negotiations to oversee a new Terminator “three-film arc”, only if the ongoing issues with the rights to the franchise can be resolved (because under US copyright law some rights will revert to Cameron in 2019.)
This validates what we reported back in March (found HERE) that Skydance and James Cameron were in deep copyright negotiations. Will James Cameron end up the sole copyright owner of the Terminator franchise, or will it end up as as shared ownership with David Ellison’s Skydance? Either way, this has to be resolved in negotiations before any deal can be done, otherwise they will not move forward with “Terminator 6”, let alone a trilogy.
Here is what Cameron had to say:
JAMES CAMERON: “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.”
So let’s hope James Cameron and Skydance’s David Ellison can work out those copyright issues and get to work on Terminator 6, 7 and 8!
We have more to report, so stay tuned!
We’ll be back!