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WB Begins Prepping TERMINATOR SALVATION 2

The fifth installment of the franchise in development.

By Jarrod Sarafin     December 15, 2008
Source: Variety


Christian Bale as John Connor in TERMINATOR SALVATION(2009).
© Warner Bros.

We already knew that Terminator Salvation was the first installment of a planned trilogy and that Christian Bale has been signed on as hero John Connor for all three films. Variety confirmed this morning that Halcyon Co. executives Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek are developing a fifth installment of the franchise alongside McG, with the announcement coming out of the director at the Dubai International Film Festival.

The original plan was to confirm development of the next follow-up after the first film hits theaters on May 22, 2009 but the positive studio, fan and media reaction to footage from the current pic has encouraged them to move forward ahead of schedule.

"We feel the time is now to start shaping the next part of this," Kubicek said.

 

Warner Bros. is handling the domestic release of Terminator Salvation with Sony handling the majority of the rest of the world, with the exception of the Middle East where the film is being handled by Dubai-based Gulf Film.

No decision has been made yet on whether the fifth "Terminator" will be once again split by Warner Bros. and Sony.

"Terminator" vidgame, which has been developed inhouse through the Halcyon Games division, will be released day-and-date with the live action pic.

No decision has been made as to where to film the next "Terminator," although the Middle East was mentioned as a locale.

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Miner49er 12/15/2008 5:06:40 AM

If they're filming in the middle east, I wonder if John Connor will be throwing shoes at the Terminators. Not one but two shoes; size 10!

jedi4sshield 12/15/2008 9:05:41 AM

Thats alot of confidence in this movie doin well to be prepping the 2nd one. Perhaps they know something we don't? I knew it! they probably have a Terminator on the inside who knows the scoop!!!

JarrodSarafin 12/15/2008 11:59:17 AM

Well, to be fair for their decision here, it's a tent pole action adventure which will hit theaters on Memorial Day 2009. Any action-adventure of this scope usually does well on that weekend and I'm sure Terminator Salvation will be no different. With that kind of box office debut date and the current excitement, it seems a sure bet to be one of next summer's success stories.

Warner Bros. as a whole will have a successful 2009 at the box office. Looking at their more anticipated releases, the studio should have a positive year.

-Friday the 13th (WB, New Line)

-Watchmen (WB)

-Terminator Salvation (WB)

-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (WB)

-Final Destination 4 (WB)

-Whiteout (WB)

-Where the Wild Things Are (WB)

-Sherlock Holmes (WB)

-Untitled Clint Eastwood film(WB)

-Ninja Assassin(WB)

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Dazzler 12/16/2008 4:30:11 AM

I still can't believe Bale is attached to this.  I wonder if Batman will be effected?

SgtTechCom 12/16/2008 7:30:39 AM

Um they announced in the beginning that they were making three movies regardless lol  Don't you people read ?

Im glad they are prepping the second one. Get it rolling . I can't wait for all three! Bale is signed on for all three as well.

 

monkeyfoot 12/16/2008 8:06:19 AM

-Untitled Clint Eastwood film(WB)

Can't wait for that! I'm a big fan of the whole Untitled movie series :)

Hobbs 12/16/2008 7:15:56 PM

Bale is the reason they are moving ahead with this and not waiting on BO numbers.  He has become or is becoming what Arnold was star power wise. 

I doubt it will effect the next Batman movie.  They'll probably be finished with the 2nd T movie before they even shoot Bat3.

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