Universal Looking to Develop new TERMINATOR Film with Justin Lin Directing
Word on the street is that Universal Pictures is currently looking to develop a new Terminator film, and they want Fast and the Furious franchise director Justin Lin to bring it to life. According to Deadline the plan is to pair Lin up again with writer Chris Morgan who wrote the last three Fast and the Furious movies, and get the movie into production.
This news comes shortly after Arnold Schwarzenegger sent a tweet out letting everyone know he is ready to get back into acting. There's no word on if he will be involved with this Terminator film, I seriously doubt it due to the fact that he's way to old to play a Terminator, unless the robots started aging.
As much as I enjoy watching these stupid Fast and Furious films I don't know if Lin is the right director to relaunch a successful franchise, but he's a better choice than McG who directed that god-awful Terminator Salvation film. I seriously doubt this new film will have anything to do with the sequel idea to Terminator Salvation that was written by James Cameron collaborator, William Wisher. I would think Universal and Lin would start a new film from scratch. Here are the details of the sequel plans though.
(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.
What are your thoughts on Lin possibly directing a new Terminator film?