Paramount Picks Up "Terminator" Rights

By Garth Franklin Wednesday June 12th 2013 08:18AM

Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to acquire distribution rights to the next "Terminator" movie from Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions.

There hasn't been any movement on the project since January when Laeta Kalogridis ("Avatar") and Patrick Lussier ("Drive Angry") were hired to write this fifth installment.

"Fast and Furious" filmmaker Justin Lin was originally attached to direct some time ago but had to depart due to his "Fast and Furious 6" commitments.

Production on "Terminator 5" could start as soon as next year. Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna had no comment on this story.

Source: The Wrap