t’s been an awful long time since James Cameron has been involved with the Terminator franchise. And it certainly shows.
But there’s good news: He’s back. Or as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character said in 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day … OK, you don’t need us to keep repeating that line.
Anyway, Cameron is set to pick up the rights to Terminator in 2019, a franchise he created with The Terminator in 1984. That film earned $78 million worldwide, or $182.2 million today. Judgment Day blew the lid off all of it with $513.8 million, or $908.3 million today.
But the box office hasn’t been kind to the Terminator franchise since. The global haul for 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines works out to $566.2 million today, while Terminator: Salvation in 2009 picked up an equivalent of $411.2 million today.
And let’s not talk about Terminator: Genisys. Oh, we have to? OK. That film finished along the lines of Salvation with about $440.2 million in 2015.
Cameron, however, hasn’t been involved since 1991. And now that the copyright is set to revert at the 35-year mark to him, he wants to be involved. At least one more time … and he’s bringing in Deadpool director Tim Miller to help, according to Deadline.