Dates are set with the next film in the “Terminator” franchise to kick off prodution in March ahead of a July 26th 2019 release. The film marks a return to the fold with creator/producer James Cameron heavily involved, while stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton will also return.
The Tim Miller-directed project hopes to fix a franchise that has lost its way over its last few entries. In a new interview with Business Insider, Schwarzenegger went into some detail regarding how they intend to do it:
“I think Cameron and Tim came up with a concept where they can continue on with the T-800 but make a whole new movie. What they are doing now with this one is basically to just take a few very basic characters, like Linda Hamilton’s character and my character, and dismiss everything else. Just move away from all these rules of the timeline and other characters.
I think the T-800 model is a really interesting character. He’s a machine, can be destructive, can do things human beings can’t do, but at the same time when newer technology comes along the character is suddenly vulnerable and that makes him even more interesting.”
The film is effectively ignoring everything after “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” with the focus to be put on an eighteen-something new female character – with the older returnees to help anchor it. Skydance Productions will produce the film.