Congratulations to good friend Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry 3D”, “My Bloody Valentine 3D”) who, with “Shutter Island” scribe Laeta Kalogridis serving as co-writer, has been tapped to pen the screenplay for the fifth “Terminator” movie.
Deadline says Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures – the production companies run by David and Megan Ellison, respectively – have set the duo to work on a new story that will assumingly continue the events set up in the first four films. Arnold Schwarzenegger has always expressed interest in returning to the role of the impenetrable Terminator, but I believe he wants to see a script first – which is where Lussier and Kalogridis come in.
Lussier brings with him the strength of being able to write great, big interesting action sequences that lend themselves to 3D, in addition to writing compelling characters, while Kalogridis has written some really meaty blockbuster fare; she even has a friendship and past working relationship with “Terminator” creator James Cameron, having written his “Avatar”, so don’t be surprised if the script she’s working on with Lussier ties back to the two “Terminator” films Cameron did – she’s probably got him on speakerphone as she brainstorms and consequently, taps the typewriter keys.
Justin Lin was originally set to direct “Terminator 5″, before he got busy with back-to-back “Fast and Furious” movies; no word on whether he might still man the movie when it gets underway.
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- Rob Lowe playing man of the cloth in new TV series - January 21, 2015
- The Interview hits Netflix this weekend - January 21, 2015
- Stuart Beattie writing high Voltage project - January 21, 2015
- Bruce Willis’s next straight-to-disc dud will be… - January 21, 2015
- The Girl with the Reliable R2 Unit - January 21, 2015
- Lee, Ashbrook, Fenn, Ontkean back for Twin Peaks - January 19, 2015
- Gremlins reboot on pause - January 18, 2015
- Star of new Ring sequel announced - January 18, 2015
- Where will the new Ghostbusters take place? - January 18, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.