‘Captain Phillips’ Writer To Polish Script On James Cameron’s New ‘Terminator’ | Film News


James Cameron has had little involvement in the Terminator films following his own 1991 film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but that’s all about to change after the director re-acquired the rights to the franchise earlier this year.


The upcoming film is set to be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool), and is expected to naturally be the beginning to a brand new trilogy. Cameron and Miller put together a writer’s room earlier this year, which included David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Josh Friedman. They’ve now added another name to put some finishing touches on the script.


Captain Phillips writer Billy Ray has been brought on board to put some finishing touches on the script, from a story conceived by Cameron, Miller and Skydance Media founder David Ellison. Ray has also helped write The Hunger Games and State Of Play, and perhaps most importantly, the upcoming Will Smith vehicle Gemini Man, which also deals with time travel.


Details on the upcoming film are sparse. In fact all we really know is that it will mostly ignore the Cameron-less sequels that began in 2003 with Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines. Cameron has implied that this film will be the “true” sequel to Judgment Day, which is pretty exciting, especially considering both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton will be returning to the franchise.


Hopefully the bevy of writers involved doesn’t lead to a too many cooks scenario and a convoluted story. There’s plenty of writing talent in that room, so fingers crossed when the new Terminator film finally arrives, we can finally see something positive from this franchise after years of disappointment.


The film is currently set to be released July 26, 2019.



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