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James Cameron Breathes New Life For Next TERMINATOR Film
On set of Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
from Carolco Pictures
Don't ask me about Terminator: Genysis. I haven't had the chance to see that film as with a lot of films in recent memory, although I have seen clips and read and heard many reactions from moviegoers, many of whom have pretty much said that the film was bust.
Thor: The Dark World helmer Alan Taylor directed the film as one of several Terminator installments that moved forward in recent years without James Cameron in the past eighteen years since he reportedly sold the rights to the film producer Gale Anne Hurd. The franchise itself has endured both a creative and legal rollercoaster landing at several homes before landing at Annapurna in 2011 following Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines and Terminator: Salvation - apparently the latter was supposed to start a new trilogy and ultimately that never panned out.
Hence, Genysis, and the subsequent shelving by Paramount of any further films according to several reports after October of 2015 and January 2016, et cetera. Fast forward a year later and now it appears the next, and reportedly final film is underway according to Deadline that states Cameron, who endorsed Genysis due to action star Arnold Schwarzenegger's involvment, is godfathering the film's development with Deadpool helmer and VFX wiz Tim Miller being eyed to direct. It would seem like a good move following Miller's departure from the Deadpool sequel last year with the goal of landing bigger-budget affairs, and certainly the Terminator franchise is no exception.
The report writes that the film, for which its franchise rights are set to revert back to Cameron in 2019, is being set up as a finale to officially send the franchise off since its fame as an ambitious sci-fi indie thriller in 1984. There aren't any other specific details being mentioned about the film while Cameron himself plots the remaining four Avatar sequels dated in his wake between next December, and the fifth film in 2023. Miller himself has a sci-fi project called Influx, and is executive producing Jeff Fowler's Sonic The Hedgehog live-action animated hybrid for Sony Pictures and Marza Animation.
There's more news likely coming as well if last year's announcement of a 3D re-release of Terminator 2: Judgement Day is still on deck for this summer. The poster below was ceremonially unveiled last year in August in what is expected to commemorate the film's 25th anniversary.
Stay tuned and comment below and let us know what your thoughts are on this latest prospect for Terminator!
EXCLUSIVE: Independent filmmaker James Lee is well on the way with the new martial arts redemtpion thriller, Kill-Fist. Hailing a reunion for the director and his lead actor, Singaporean action favorite, recurring Code Of Law star Sunny Pang, the film further etches a mutual creative partnership for the two who've known each other for more than a decade in cinema. "It was fun and great to work with him again after The Collector and Call If You Need Me." says Lee who cites that as both were different films that served the purpose Kill-Fist aims to do once more in challenging Pang as an actor. "Indeed he had to do some preparations for the character tragic Zhang. Kill-Fist is kind of a refresher for both of us, we hope we can move to bigger projects after this."
Pang, who serves up more brutal screentime in Gavin Lim's own upcoming film, Diamond Dogs, is one of the two principal leads for Kill-Fist next to actor Alan Yun, both central to the story in the respe…
I'm pondering taking next weekend off for the Hit List. As it stands I have a few screeners that need screening and reviewing and I haven't at all had the time for them. Plus, a little extra time for myself would be spiffy.
Of course, all that could change depending on the content of the coming week and if it's too good to hold back, you can expect another entry online stunts and hits. For now, its the 16th of April and back hand-springing in her element is stuntwoman Niahlah Hope for the inaugural reel of this week's stunt playlist.
Rounding it all out are reels by Max Laferriere, Thaddeus McQueen, John Wood, Amber Lamarca, Ivan Kasnyov, Nakamura Koji, Bryan Dodds, Beni Alexander, Attilla Kiss, Sarah Laidler, Joseph Roark and StormFreerun with a cinematic display of parkour feats featuring athlete Charlie Havill. Last and far from least is a share from Vimeo with a cool fight reel by Timothy Eulich.
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese action star, actor Tak Sakaguchi will share the floor as a guest panelist among other headliners for this year's sophomore entry of the Iron DragonTV ActionFest. Submissions are now underway for the upcoming event which will be held at the Galaxy Highland 10 Theater in Austin, Texas from August 10 through 12.
The humble Ishikawa native is a naturally well-known fan favorite credited for such films as Battlefield Baseball, Versus, Alive, Samurai School, Yakuza Weapon and Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell? to name a few. His latest action-packed starring role now sees him carving and beating armies of villains to a pulp for longtime friend and film partner Shimomura Yuji's second directing effort, Re:Born, which has since been subject to a raft of critical praise from the festival circuit since last year.
Obligatory rules for IDTV Action Fest submissions and entries therein are listed in detail for attendees and local genre fans and cinephiles a…