Scriptwriting Team Chosen For New ‘Terminator’ Film

By R. Scott Belzer


Many people thought the Terminator franchise ended with the 2009 debacle  Terminator: Salvation. A recent report from Empire claims otherwise, stating  Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier have been hired to write a brand- spanking new script from rights holder Megan Ellison.

Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison and her brother David Ellison are teaming up to put new Terminator movie on the map. They’ve called upon the talents of Laeta Kalogridis to pen the project, the same screenwriter responsible for AvatarShutter Island and Alexander. We find that to be something of a mixed bag.

Another gamble comes in the form of Patrick Lussier, who’s mostly known for directing Dracula 2000Drive AngryMy Bloody Valentine and White Noise 2: The Light. If we’re to assume the new Terminator project will be the same caliber as those films — or if Lussier has a hand in directing at all — fans of the beloved franchise may as well start petitioning, complaining and weeping now.

It seems the only hope lies in the producing duo of Megan and David Ellison. Megan Ellison produced such films as Zero Dark Thirty and The Master, while her brother had a hand in backing Jack Reacher and the new Star Trek sequel, Star Trek: Into Darkness. One can only hope that their combined powers (see: bank accounts) can give this new Terminator film the financial backing it deserves…

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