It’s with a somewhat heavy heart that I write this official Terminator 5 news update as it means that I’ll no longer have to defend Ferris and Brancato on another Terminator script. Seriously though this news both excites me and bums me out since I spent a good deal of last year working on securing this very project.
However I’m also happy since that means Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar/Shutter Island/Alexander) and Patrick Lussier (Wes Craven’s Dracula/My Bloody Valentine/Drive Angry (Writer and Director) are going to be the ones to receive any blow back from the fans if the film under performs.
It’s and interesting duo that’s for certain however I know that Terminator rights holder Megan Ellison isn’t into making stupid decisions. She is after all behind such awesome films as Zero Dark Thirty and The Master and is very serious about making great use of the Terminator name.
This is someone I fully trust to know what they’re doing.
Apparently the Laeta/Lussier was combo writing a SF original for David Ellisons’ Skydance Productions and was so impressed with it that he landed them the Terminator job.
More news as it breaks.
- Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to Pen New TERMINATOR Movie (collider.com)
- Laeta Kalogridis And Patrick Lussier Set To Script New ‘Terminator’ (deadline.com)
- Laeta Kalogridis And Patrick Lussier Set To Script New ‘Terminator’ (m.deadline.com)
- New ‘Terminator’ Film Gets A Pair Of Screenwriters (screencrave.com)
- ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Drive Angry’ Writers Tapped For ‘Terminator 5′ (slashfilm.com)
- ‘Terminator 5′ Gains New Screenwriters (screenrant.com)