On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of The Terminator, a new report hinted at a new box set with remastered titles for The Terminator series being released around the time Terminator: Genisys hits theaters.
Forbes recently interviewed director James Cameron and writer Gale Anne Hurd about the making of The Terminator and its legacy three decades onwards. In the piece the publication suggested that a new box set for the iconic franchise would be due out ahead of the release of fifth instalment, Terminator: Genisys, which has been directed by Alan Taylor.
In the interview, Cameron spoke of the origins of the movie. "The film just made sense to us," Cameron said. "It was based on some nightmare imagery I had, the image of a metal skeleton emerging out of a fire. That comes straight out of a nightmare. The first thing I did was draw it, then try to fit a story to it."
Hurd stated that a point most people missed was that the movie was actually about Sarah Connor.
"We thought of it as very much a science fiction film, and one with a theme that I think you find in many of Jim's (Cameron's) films and many of mind," she said. "Which is - and it's something we discussed - ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances and how they can survive, because it's important that we identify with them. But, the twist here of course is that the female character is the protagonist, even though it's called The Terminator it's really Sarah Connor's story - she gets to be the one to say 'you're terminated ****er.'"
The new film is being directed by Alan Taylor and Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his role as the iconic mean machine. Jai Courtney will be playing Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke will be portraying the part of John Connor, and Emilia Clarke will play Sarah Connor. Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) will be playing Detective Cheung, who will "arrest Kyle and Sarah when they arrive in 2017."
While it had been suggested that the film will be a reboot, that is not exactly true. It has been reported that Terminator: Genesis will rewind to the first two films in the series and will move back and forth in the plot with the help of time travel scenes.
Terminator 5 is scheduled to release in July 2015.
Watch a trailer for The Terminator here: