In a recent interview on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of The Terminator franchise, director James Cameron, spoke about the possibility of him making a comeback and reinventing the series in 2019.
Speaking to Empire magazine, the director revealed that it wasn't game over yet and he might be looking to revisit this creation when the the rights for the movie are restored to him, which will be in 2019. Currently the movie rights have been granted to the producers of Terminator 5: Genisys, which will have two sequels, making it a trilogy.
So while the director, admits to wanting to recreate the movie, he is also wary of the fact that fans might be a bit surfeited with the new trilogy.
"I haven't really thought that far ahead yet. I've got plenty of time to think about it. It might be fun to completely re-invent the franchise," he said. "A lot has to do with what happens with it in the meantime, people may have Terminator fatigue."
Earlier this year, Cameron had shared his thoughts on Genisys in an interview.
"I pay attention to [the upcoming Terminator film] but I'm not terribly concerned about it one-way or the other. I've let it go," he said. "There was a point in time where I debated going after the rights. Carolco Pictures was failing and in bankruptcy and the rights were in play. I talked briefly to 20th Century Fox about it. At a certain point, I think I was finishing Titanic at the time and I just felt as a filmmaker maybe I've gone beyond it. I really wasn't that interested."
He went on to talk about why he sold the rights to the franchise and how he felt he had given the series all he could and told the story he wanted to tell.
"I felt like I'd told the story I wanted to tell. I suppose I could have pursued it more aggressively and gone to the mat for it but I felt like I was laboring in someone else's house to an extent because I had sold the rights very early on," he said. "Basically I went from being a truck driver to being a filmmaker and part of my dues was that I sold the rights to The Terminator in order to keep myself attached as a director. And the outcome was fine. The rest of my career really hinged on that. But I no longer had control of it. I thought to myself why don't I just create my own new thing that I'll have control over the IP."
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.
Terminator 5 is scheduled to release in July 2015.
Watch a trailer for The Terminator here: