Dwayne Johnson’s name is being rumored today as a potential co-star of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the upcoming fifth “Terminator” movie at Paramount Pictures, Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Entertainment.
WWE Examiner posted the report and says that at least two versions of the script are begin developed, one with Johnson specifically in mind. Their report also contains a fairly wild rumor:
“One idea being considered… T5 may be a prequel set in the days of Sarah Connor’s parents. Schwarzenegger may not play the role of a machine in the next film, but a potentially heroic human figure in or close to the Connor family.
One theory is that Schwarzenegger’s remarkable ability to protect the Connor family in the 1940s or 1950s with antiquated weaponry by today’s standards ultimately inspired the machines to develop a terminator in his likeness that was eventually sent to 1984 when Sarah Connor was first targeted for termination.”
Filming on the project is set to begin in January.