The studio has bid $15 million, plus 5% of future revenue for the franchise rights. The Halcyon Group, which currently owns the franchise, named the studio's bid the top "stalking horse" bid at this time. It was said that Halcyon would retain all the revenue generated by last year's summer film Terminator Salvation, which includes the $372 million the film earned worldwide, plus DVD revenue.
The "stalking horse" designation indicates that any future bidders must come up with a bid of at least $750,000 or more on top of the current bid to be considered. The deadline for bids was set for February 5, with a hearing set to determine ownership on February 10.
The Terminator was released October 26th, 1984 and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Bess Motta, Earl Boen, Rick Rossovich. The film is directed by James Cameron.
Terminator Salvation was released May 21st, 2009 and stars Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Moon Bloodgood, Helena Bonham Carter, Anton Yelchin, Jadagrace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common. The film is directed by McG.