Justin Lin is in the process of trying to get a new Terminator film off the ground with producer Megan Ellison who is financing the film, and a ton of other great films for that matter. I have a feeling she's going to be a driving force in Hollywood.
Lin recently sat down with MovieHole to talk about his upcoming films, and in the process he gave a rundown of where the new Terminator film project stands, and also once again talks about bring Sarah Connor back into the franchise.
...it’s gone through a change in ownership and I have a very clear idea because I’m a huge… There’s huge part of my life when I was a kid, I love that franchise and I have a very clear idea of what… If they’re going to do another one what that would be. And also, I think the other element that’s necessary is to really find the right group of people to execute that.
So again, I have my criteria set and if it’s not right, I shouldn’t make it. I think a lot of the stuff has been very good, we’ll see how everything fleshes out on that end too.
I think it's funny how he almost repeats himself word for word in previous separate interviews. But I guess that's what happens when you have to talk about the same thing over and over again. He goes on to talk about having a meeting with Arnold,
Yeah. Megan [Ellison]‘s been great and I sit down and talk to Arnold and stuff and we’ll have to see. I mean it’s very early on. There’s no script or anything like that. But it’s actually really good to be able to kind of articulate, and someone like Arnold obviously such… He’s so integral to do the franchise, to be able to have that kind of this close with him also.... I think that you know if the right version, if you go back to the thematic drives of the first one especially, I think that’s a way to be able to reengage with that franchise.
As for Sarah Connor's return he says,
I mean, Sarah Connor is such a big part of the franchise, you know. Yeah, I mean I’ve always been surprised how in part 3 she was just like… It was like one line and she was gone.... like leukemia and… But I think the great thing about this franchise is you have… You can actually have different canons because you have the element of time travel. So, there’s a way of kind of respecting all the works but also able to create a new time line.
If they can find a way to bring Sarah back into the franchise that would be awesome. What do you all think about what Lin had to say? Do you think he's the right man ofr the job?