MGM Chief Chats About "Terminator 4" and "The Hobbit"

by | October 26, 2006 | Comments

MGM head honcho Rick Sands was recently cornered at a ShowEast event, and he used the opportunity to drop a few nuggets of information on a pair of MGM’s Wish List projects: Looks like he’s trying to get "Terminator 4" off the ground (sans Ahnold)… oh, and a pair of movies based on something called "The Hobbit."

From & The Hollywood Reporter: "Sands is packaging the fourth "Terminator" film — it will be titled "Terminator blah blah, not Four," Sands joked — with a new star likely to fill the Arnold Schwarzenegger role. "It’s like the ‘Batman’ or ‘Superman’ franchise in that it lends itself to having different actors in the roles," he said.

Sands is in talks with New Line Cinema to get the rights to produce two prequel films to "The Lord of the Rings" series, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s "The Hobbit," he said.

Other projects he mentioned include a sequel to "The Thomas Crown Affair," set to star Pierce Brosnan, and a remake of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."

Tag Cloud

Teen Countdown AMC Best and Worst crime thriller TCA Red Carpet HBO discovery Starz Tumblr RT History Emmys harry potter Set visit Photos Syfy GoT Lifetime TNT war SDCC Winter TV CBS sports Grammys Podcast Fall TV Exclusive Video Election comiccon Bravo Nickelodeon Fox News Disney Channel politics Reality Competition Masterpiece period drama A&E biography OWN Food Network Biopics Cartoon Network Nominations TV Interview MTV Winners The CW 007 Kids & Family Rock Year in Review VICE WGN FOX 24 frames Drama Mary Tyler Moore Marvel FX police drama Comic Book Watching Series Box Office Calendar Super Bowl Sundance Pirates Spring TV docudrama Tomatazos Sneak Peek Mystery APB First Look ABC Nat Geo Summer MSNBC Animation President Sci-Fi Ghostbusters PBS diversity science fiction Polls and Games Star Wars TV Land cinemax travel Star Trek ABC Family LGBTQ Netflix Amazon CBS All Access BBC Music Superheroes PaleyFest sitcom TIFF 2017 Rocky Thanksgiving DC Comics FXX NYCC Extras Marathons Valentine's Day Character Guide Martial Arts TCA 2017 social media Writers Guild of America TCM TBS SundanceTV X-Men E! Rom-Com adventure Showtime History cooking Freeform singing competition vampires Opinion CMT Disney Hulu CNN 2016 Video Games Toys Logo TruTV Musicals Fantasy Crackle VH1 Holidays NBC DirecTV thriller Comedy BET Horror dramedy Premiere Dates GLAAD Trailer El Rey boxoffice Oscars ESPN American Society of Cinematographers Esquire Reality based on movie USA aliens IFC crime drama Pop Country Comedy Central 2015 Certified Fresh GIFs Action technology serial killer Lionsgate Awards Adult Swim Schedule BBC America Trivia ITV Universal Infographic cops Cosplay