It’s that time of year again, when the rumors about a Terminator 5 begin to circulate anew, once again struggling to continue a series that began with a great first film, followed by a perfect sequel, followed by two films that, well… at the least the special effects were pretty good.  Read on for the latest in Terminator 5 happenings.

It’s been a long road for Terminator 5Terminator Salvation was supposed to be the opening salvo of an all-new trilogy, but the fifth film crumbled in the face of legal issues and the bankruptcy of The Halcyon Company, who was going to produce the film.  The project then floundered in development hell, when the rights went up for auction at around $70 million (the only bidder was Joss Whedon, for $10,0000).

Then there was a bidding war between Sony Pictures and Lionsgate, followed by rumors of an aninmated sequel, not tied to Salvation, called Terminator 3000, but the film was snagged and held up by rights issues.  Then, Universal Studios threw their hat into the ring with a proposed fifth film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Fast Five’s Justin Lin, with Schwarzenegger holding out for a great script.

And then, Annapurna Films scored the rights to the franchise (at least two films) in 2011 for $20 million, with a planned Terminator 5 featuring Schwarzenegger in a supporting role.  All of which leads us to today’s news, in which Annapurna Pictures released this cryptic tweet:

“The whole thing goes: The future’s not set. There’s no fate but what we make for ourselves.” -John Connor, Terminator 2 (news is coming)”

What do you make of the T5 news?

Source: Comic Book Movie