The Terminator: Hunger Games' Billy Ray To Re-Write The New Film

Posted 2017/11/19 0 0

Captain Phillips and Hunger Games writer Billy Ray has been hired to do a final polish on the script for the next film in the “Terminator” franchise.

 

After assembling a writer’s room earlier this year to tackle the latest installment in the “Terminator” franchise, Tim Miller and James Cameron have roped in Billy Ray to join the writing team and give the final touches to the latest draft of "Terminator". Ray has come on board to polish the script that is based on a story conceived by James Cameron, Tim Miller, and Skydance founder David Ellison, reported Variety. The writers team already includes David Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Josh Friedman.

Against all odds, the Terminator franchise is being kept alive thanks to producer James Cameron. The crippled sci-fi film series now has a home at 20th Century Fox, and will disregard all sequels produced after 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

“This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2.’ And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”

While Linda Hamilton, who played Sarah Connor, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are expected to return, Cameron added that the purpose of the reboot is to hand off the story to new

“A lot of this is handing off the baton to a new generation of characters,” he said. “We’re starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories. And then a number of other characters around her and characters from the future. We still fold time in the story in intriguing ways. But we have Arnold’s character and Linda’s character to anchor it.”

The untitled Terminator film will be released on July 26th, 2019.

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