James Cameron considering new ‘Terminator’ trilogy

Washington : James Cameron, the visionary director, is all set to have a fresh take on the ‘Terminator’ franchise.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the ‘ Avatar’ helmer has revealed that he is considering re-launching the ‘Terminator’ franchise.

The 62-year-old director, said, “Can it still have new relevance now where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films? We live in a world of predator drones, and surveillance, and big data, and emergent AI.”

Adding, “So, I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise, and the rights in the U.S. market revert to me under U.S. copyright law in a year-and-a-half, so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it. We’ll put more meat on the bones if we get past the next couple of hurdles as and when we announce that.”

The Oscar-winning director also shared that franchise veteran Arnold Schwarzenegger would be involved in the trilogy “to some extent” but his plan is to “pass the baton” to new characters.

Cameron directed and cowrote both 1984’s original ‘Terminator’ and 1991’s ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’.

A new, 3-D version of ‘ Terminator 2’ is being released in theaters next month. (ANI)