I've been wondering when we would start seeing some movement on Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures' Terminator 5 film. Today Deadline reports that the production companies have hired Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to write the script for the film.
Kalogridis has worked on films such as Avatar, Shutter Island and Alexander, and Lussier has worked on Wes Craven’s Dracula, Drive Angry and My Bloody Valentine. It's an interesting screenwriting team, each one has a very different speciality. I guess they figure combining the two will make for a good script. One is good for providing good story and psychological elements, the other would be good for throwing some fun crazy action into the mix.
Megan Ellison paid a lot of money for the Terminator rights, and recently teamed up with her brother David Ellison to help bring the film to the big screen. At one point Fast Five director Justin Lin was set to direct the film but ended up dropping out of the project to work on his other projects. I assume Arnold Schwarzenneger is still attached to reprise his robot role. Hopefully they bring on a solid director, and end up making a great R-rated action-packed Terminator movie!