The Terminator franchise is a beloved sci-fi classic, but there's no denying it's fallen on hard times recently. Since the release of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in 2003, the series has failed to achieve the same success enjoyed by the first two films. That trend continued when the Halcyon Company attempted to kickstart a new trilogy in 2009, beginning with Terminator Salvation. Due to the company's bankruptcy later that year, the franchise's rights were auctioned off, and the movie's sequel was trapped in limbo.
Fast forward six years. Paramount, along with Skydance Productions, attempted to reboot the franchise with Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genisys in 2015, featuring the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800. Unfortunately, that too failed to capture the audience's attention. Now, James Cameron has announced plans to return to the franchise he created in 1984 with a new reboot. This time, however, Cameron will be shepherding the installment, with Deadpool's Tim Miller in early talks to direct. There's not much information to go on at this time—other than the franchise rights reverting to Cameron in 2019, which means he'll be able to do with the series whatever he pleases. This can only be a good thing.