It’s been a while since there were any rumblings on the Terminator 5 front—the last was a cryptic tweet from Annapurna Pictures, which now owns the rights to the franchise, back in November. But news broke today that the film is officially happening, as two screenwriters have been brought in to hammer out the story.
Deadline broke the news: David Ellison of Skydance Productions (and brother of Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison) has hired Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to write the next entry in the already too crowded Terminator franchise.
Kalogridis is known for her screenplays for Shutter Island, Avatar, and Alexander. Ok, not perfect films, but not terrible, either. Lussier… well, um, he wrote and directed Drive Angry 3D, and directed My Bloody Valentine 3D. So, um, maybe he’ll just handle the action stuff and Kalogridis can hopefully tackle the dialogue, plot, pacing, structure, overall storyline, and continuity. You know, the small stuff.
The film will be a coproduction between Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures. While a Terminator film may be a little action-heavy for the art-house inclinations of Annapurna, it fits right in with Skydance, which has previously churned out Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Jack Reacher, and will be releasing World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Jack Ryan.
What do you think of the Terminator news?