Mario Kassar and Andrew Vajna, previous rights-holders, just unloaded the property to a company called Halcyon, an outfit that definitely smells money. "The Terminator franchise represents by far the most popular and successful franchise not owned by a major studio … We see this global franchise as a cornerstone of Halcyon’s future business plans," says Halcyon co-owner Victor Kubicek.
The potential good news is that there’s already a screenplay for "Terminator 4," and it was written by the guys who penned "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines." The producers hope to kick-start the franchise fresh, focusing this time on a 30-something John Connor and his battles against nasty robots.
"With ‘T3,’ we included many incidental details and plot points that, along with the main narrative, set the stage for an entirely new set of interrelated stories covering the future adventures of John Connor and the Terminators," says executive producer Moritz Borman, but it doesn’t answer that one nagging question: How can you make a "Terminator" movie without "The Terminator"?
Meh, I’ll probably end up liking it anyway. I’m funny that way when robots and explosions are involved.