James Cameron revealed it was the working title in a Yahoo interview and IGN claim to have subsequently confirmed it’s official – the upcoming sixth “Terminator” film will be titled “Terminator: Dark Fate”.
Taking a similar approach to last year’s “Halloween,” this will ignore the three films after “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” and serve as a direct follow-up to that. Mackenzie Davis leads the new movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton returning as their characters. Natalia Reyes, Diego Boneta and Gabriel Luna also star.
Cameron is producing and Tim Miller is directing the film and Cameron tells Yahoo of the helmer: “Tim’s a very willful and opinionated director, and he’s got his own ideas for the film. I’m kind of like the Pips – he’s Gladys.” He also says a big condition of his own involvement was seeing the return of Arnie & Linda:
“Fans are going to want to see her [Linda Hamilton] again, and they’re going to want to see the real Sarah Connor and what time and dealing with these tragic futures has done to her. It’s hardened her even more, but in a way that made her much stronger.
Maybe less likeable, but stronger. And ultimately, she becomes a really important character in passing the baton to the new characters that come in. It’s a very female-centric film, which I’m glad Tim embraced those themes.”
Cameron was also asked by IGN on a “Alita: Battle Angel” red carpet the other day if he could help director Neill Blomkamp get his proposed direct sequel to “Aliens” back up and running to which he responded: “I’m working on that, yeah”.