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Details on William Wisher's Vision for TERMINATOR 5 & 6

Before the Terminator franchise was sold off a screenwriter by the name of William Wisher scripted a very detailed 24 page film treatment for Terminator 5, and a 4-page concept outline for Terminator 6. For those of you who don't know William Wisher is the same guy that worked with James Cameron on scripting the first two Terminator films.

Here's a guy that has been with Terminator from the beginning and actually has a handle and vision on where the next chapters of terminators should go and how the series should ultimately end. Mike Fleming from Deadline Hollywood has read both of these script treatments, and as a fan of the Terminator series he said that Wisher did a "terrific job with a plot that accepts the storylines from Jonathan Mostow’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and McG’s Terminator: Salvation. Most interestingly, he turns the story back to the core characters and time travel storyline of the first two films that Wisher crafted with Cameron."

Neither of the films plot lines are given away due to the fact the future of the Terminator franchise still hangs in the balance. We posted an article earlier regarding what could end up happening with the franchise, and Lionsgate or Sony could still end up continuing the series. If either studio does end up doing it, whose to say they will bring on Wisher to write the scripts for them. Although if they did end up making more movies they'd be stupid not to hire him! This guy seems to know what he's doing. 

Here's what was revealed about Wisher's two Terminator films,

(The film) takes place in a post-apocalyptic battleground, and factors in an element of time travel that allows for Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese to interact beyond their single fateful meeting when he traveled back in time to protect her in the original film. Wisher has created a role for Arnold Schwarzenegger that is as surprising as his shift from villain in the first film, to John Connor’s bodyguard in the second. Schwarzenegger wouldn’t be needed until the final film, which wouldn’t shoot until after he ends his term as California Governor. And who wouldn’t want to see Linda Hamilton back in aerobic top fitness form as Sarah Connor?

There are several new villains, and plenty of firepower. For instance, a swarm of “Night Crawlers,” 4 1/2-foot tall border sentries that are set like mines to spring up out of the ground and ambush rebel fighters with 10 MM pistols built into their wrists, and fingers and feet that are razor sharp. Also fresh off the Skynet assembly line are new shape-shifting cyborgs that can morph together in Transformers-like mode, and are more lethal than anything we’ve seen in previous Terminator installments.

This really isn't very much to go off of, but it gives us a little glimpse of what could possibly be in store for us if Lionsgate or Sony ends up making anymore Terminator films, and bring Wisher on to write them. I wouldn't mind seeing anymore Terminator films as long as they wrap it all up in one or two more movies, and they don't suck. 

What are your thoughts on what was revealed for Wisher's script treatment?

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