The Terminator franchise helped launch James Cameron’s career to a level few other filmmakers dream of. However, after his first two films in the franchise, he walked away, mostly due to complicated rights issues, and the subsequent sequels suffered. Soon, those rights return to Cameron’s camp and he’s planning to produce a new film (or three) in the franchise. But why does James Cameron think the Terminator is franchise worth exploring after all those misses? “A lot of the things that were science fiction in Terminator are now around us,” said Cameron.
According to the reports pouring in, a writer’s room is brainstorming ideas for Deadpool director Tim Miller to turn those into a feature or a trilogy. That said, if and when the next Terminator film begins filming, Cameron will only produce because he’ll be too busy directing four Avatar sequels.
There’s no real information on how Cameron or his writers will take the ideas of the Terminator franchise and incorporate or evolve modern themes into them. However, one small hint being reported is the possibility of Schwarzenegger’s character being a human in the movie who becomes the model for the T-800 cyborg. But, that’s not for sure going to be the story. It’s just an idea Cameron admitted to having.