Arnold Schwarzenegger eyes return to Terminator franchise

Arnold Schwarzenegger in James Cameron's 1984 cult classic The Terminator
Arnold Schwarzenegger in James Cameron's 1984 cult classic The Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger has given Hollywood talent agency CAA the nod to discuss a potential new Terminator film with producers, according to EW, but until Schwarzenegger sees a script, he won’t fully commit to it.

Director Justin Lin – who helmed Fast Five – is attached to direct the new Terminator film, which is currently looking for a writer.

The most recent film in the iconic sci-fi franchise, 2009’s Terminator Salvation, grossed $371 million worldwide, but did not star Schwarzenegger – although his computer-generated likeness did make a cameo during the film’s climax. The former California governor’s last starring role was in 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

EW reported exclusively last month that Schwarzenegger’s first post-political gig would be the animated series The Governator, a play off of the title combining “governor” and “Terminator” that became synonymous with his tenure running California’s government.

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