With no director and no one set to star in the next Terminator installment, things have not been looking good for the movie. Justin Lin was originally hired to helm, but quit in 2011 due to scheduling. It’s been reported he left for Fast and Furious 6.
Now Deadline reports that My Bloody Valentine director Patrick Lussier, who also scripted Wes Craven’s Dracula, is teaming up with Laeta Kalogridis, whose credits include Avatar and Shutter Island, to tackle the script.
“Skydance’s David Ellison recently hired the scribes to write an original scifi adventure film, with an idea initiated by Skydance,” Deadline said. “Megan Ellison paid a fortune for the rights several years ago, and recently teamed with brother David, whose company finds big ticket action films like Terminator to be in its wheelhouse. David, who just produced Jack Reacher, had the relationship with the scribes, though interestingly Kalogridis also is tight with Terminator creator James Cameron. Megan Ellison is in the thick of the Oscar race with Zero Dark Thirty and The Master.”
It’s tough to tell what will happen to the project, but as of now Arnold Schwarzenegger has no attachment to the film. Who would you like to see star in the Terminator 5?