New 'Terminator' Trilogy Announced! First Movie Gets June 2015 Release Date

Is Arnold Schwarzenegger returning as The Terminator? The actor claims he is, in what will be a three-part standalone adventure from Paramount Pictures.

Terminator 5 is set for release on June 26, 2015
Terminator 5 is set for release on June 26, 2015
Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted Terminator movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.

The first in a stand-alone trilogy, Terminator will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are attached to write the screenplay.

Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, The Terminator spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The official press release does not mention the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who confirmed on June 13 that he was set to reprise his lead role as The Terminator in this upcoming sequel. Why this is not mentioned in the press release is unknown. Is it possible that the action icon is no longer attached? Or is he just not signed yet?

David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, G.I. Joe Retaliation, and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. A 5th installment of in the Mission: Impossible franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the G.I. Joe franchise, among other films.

Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award-nominated Zero Dark Thirty, The Master and executive produced Spring Breakers via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell's American Hustle, Spike Jonze's Her, and Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher set for release later this year.

Terminator Genisys comes to theaters July 1st, 2015 and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, Douglas Smith, Dayo Okeniyi. The film is directed by Alan Taylor.

Sources: Paramount Pictures

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Comments (44)

  1. Amina-Abd

    great movie

    1 year agoby @Amina-AbdFlag

  2. Sean

    @crypt Oh, I think you might be right! I didn't realize that before.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Vanboy

    @QuintsSharkShop, Oh just be quiet and tie me a sheep shank.

    1 year agoby @vanboyFlag

  4. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @themoviefanatic Doesn't this article mean 5, 6 and 7 though? So 6 is a definite?

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  5. Sean

    @crypt Well, They will be making a 5th movie. But as for a 6th movie, it may be possible that it could happen. But, it is not confirmed that it will happen.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. QuintsSharkShop

    @vanboy It hardly tanked. It made more than double its budget back just in the US and then some as well as being number 1 its opening weekend. Not bad for an R rated low budget cult film. When I saw it opening day it was with the hardcore fans and they all seemed to love it. As far as reviews, it got mostly good reviews all most sites and stands at 69% on RT, which is hardly sucking. If my praise was the only one, you must not read much. So I say people who say it flat out sucked are haters or are judging without having seen it, like yourself for example.

    1 year agoby @QuintsSharkShopFlag

  7. Vanboy

    @QuintsSharkShop, I am and have several true Evil Dead fan friends. I did not go see it, but it tanked in the theaters. My friends all said it sucked, as well as many commenter here on Movieweb. Your praise of the movie is the only on I've ever read.

    1 year agoby @vanboyFlag

  8. Vanboy

    @gandoff it's Conner, not Conners.

    1 year agoby @vanboyFlag

  9. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @themoviefanatic Weird. I was under the impression they were making 5 & 6 to close the series. Oh well, we'll see how it all turns out.

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  10. Sean

    @the-crow2k I don't think that Terminator 5 will be a reboot because if was going to be a reboot, then it would have currently and temporarily been titled as a reboot.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. The_Crow2k

    Another reboot?

    1 year agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  12. Sean

    @writer220 So....I take it that you were joking?

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  13. ejk1

    @Number1Wolverine@SoksoV Stewart does have the emotional range for the part...

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  14. SoksoV

    @Number1Wolverine : Kristen would make a badass Terminator! She has no facial expression! ;)

    1 year agoby @SoksoVFlag

  15. QuintsSharkShop

    @vanboy Yea look how the Evil Dead reboot turned out. It was f*cking awesome, what are you smoking?

    1 year agoby @QuintsSharkShopFlag

  16. Writer220

    @themoviefanatic do chickens fall out of the sky? That's why it's called bird poop.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  17. Sean

    @writer220 You're joking right? Terminator Salvation was terrible bland movie. It didn't even have Arnold starring in it!

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  18. Sean

    @crypt I believe it may be both.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  19. Sean

    @Celestialforthcoming Yes, to each his own. They won't make this in an action comedy or musical. That's just not going to happen.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag


    @SoksoV - I agree Dwayne is a much better actor then Arnold even though I think people underestimate his acting abilities. Fans would go apes*** if Kristen Stewart was cast as a Terminator.

    @Celestialforthcoming - Tom Hardy as a Terminator is by far the best fan casting I have seen on MW. Hell if anything forget about him playing a Terminator, cast him as John Connor.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  21. Writer220

    Bale and Sam need to come back, Salvation was better than T3 so just finish off that timeline and story arc before moving on.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  22. Diaigma

    I'll wait and see what happens :P

    1 year agoby @diaigmaFlag

  23. SoksoV

    All this comparison between Dwayne (please stop calling him The Rock ) and Arnold... Imo, Dwayne is a waaaaay better actor than Arnold. Hell even Keanu Reeves and Kristen Stewart could play a Termintor.

    1 year agoby @SoksoVFlag

  24. CoreyB

    I cant say if im pumped or not....hmmm

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  25. Adamsandlerfggot69

    How are they even going to come up with a script for this? It seems like the continuity is all over the place and each movie just contradicts the other anyways.

    1 year agoby @adamsandlerfggot69Flag

  26. ed_wood

    I just have no interest anymore.

    1 year agoby @ed-woodFlag

  27. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    I'm confused... This is a sequel (Terminator 5) or a remake to start a "stand alone" trilogy?

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  28. Celestialforthcoming

    @sean fair enough, fair enough. To each his own as they would say. Then again, who knows. I was commenting on this article as if they would do a frame by frame remake of it. This is a reboot. For all we know, they can make this into an action comedy or a musical... God, I hope not lol.

    1 year agoby @CelestialforthcomingFlag

  29. Sean

    @Celestialforthcoming I don't know. I don't think that I can imagine Tom Hardy as the Terminator. He just doesn't seem right for the role in my opinion. If anyone would be right for the role as the Terminator, it would have to definitely be Dwayne Johnson playing that role.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag