Hollywood movie studio Paramount has commissioned three new Terminator movies as part of a new stand-alone trilogy. After Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed his return to the franchise in the upcoming Terminator movie — which begins shooting in January 2014 — Deadline reports that Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures, and Paramount Pictures will release the first instalment on June 26th, 2015.
Schwarzenegger revealed his upcoming plans when he told fan site ArnoldFans.com: "I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator." However, the studios have yet to confirm the former governor's involvement in the reboot. They will need to work quickly; the rights to the franchise will revert to James Cameron — director of the first two hit films — in 2019, suggesting two additional Terminator films will hit theaters in a four year period. The trilogy will be produced by siblings David Ellison and Megan Ellison (son and daughter of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison), whose previous work includes World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Zero Dark Thirty.