[Movies] New Terminator TV Show In The Works
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.06.2013
Terminator coming back in a big way...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Annapurna Pictures is set to team with Skydance Productions to create a a brand new series based on the Terminator franchise. Writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class, Starship Troops, The Fall Guy, Fringe) will write and executive produce the new series, which will go along with the rebooted film. Skydance and Annapurna have combined the film and TV show creative teams for the project.
The TV series will follow a critical moment in the original 1984 film. The film's story will go one way and the TV's story will go in a different direction. As the film trilogy and TV series continue, the two narratives will intersect. The show will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison, Skydance's chief creative officer Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross of Skydance. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier will executive produce.
Kalogridis and Lussier are writing the first film in the new trilogy, which will be directed by Alan Taylor and released by Paramount Pictures on July 1, 2015. That film will also be produced by Megan and David Ellison. Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will executive produce. Schwarzenegger will return to play the Terminator. Actresses are being sought for Sarah Connor.
Annapurna acquired rights to the series in May 2011 and began working with Skydance and Paramount in June. Stentz and Miller, meanwhile, previously wrote on the series when they did the short-lived TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The film franchise started in 1984 and has had three sequels so far. It has earned over a billion worldwide.
This is Skydance's latest TV show after the series Manhattan for WGN America. Their film credits include World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit