It was announced a few weeks ago that Alan Taylor, most known for working on “Game of Thrones” and Thor: The Dark World, would be heading the upcoming reboot of the science fiction tale, Terminator. Taylor is set to direct the project under Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures. However, the studios announced today that they have shifted the release date by one week.
Originally planned to hit theaters on June 26, 2015, the film will now grace the big screen on July 1, 2015. The shift in date now has the film going against 20th Century Fox’s Independence Day 2 in the box office as well as the still-untitled Illumination Entertainment animated film.
The reboot of Terminator is set to be the first in a stand-alone trilogy. It 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 Kalorgridis and Patrick Lussier are attached to write the screenplay.
The original Terminator series was a long running franchise of films and additional media that first premiered in 1984. It follows ongoing battles between Skynet’s artificially intelligent machine network, and John Connor’s Resistance forces and the rest of the human race. Skynet’s most well-known products in its genocidal goals are the various terminator models, such as the original “Terminator” character, portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first film. Schwarzenegger also portrayed other Terminator characters; however, it is made clear that these are different units. The latest film in the franchise is Terminator Salvation which was released in 2009.
The Terminator reboot is scheduled to hit theaters in 2015.