Another year has passed, and so has the annual Arnold Classic fitness festival in Columbus, Ohio. Sweat, whey powder, and spills of pre-workout samples left in the wake of fitness enthusiasts alike are all that remains. However, they say what is left in destruction’s wake is leveled garden for creation, and while fitness fans are stoked on their gains, sci-fi and thriller fans are stoked on gaining additional details about the next Terminator (from the T-800 himself).
Over the course of the Arnold Classic, the crew over at The Arnold Fans were able to sit down with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer and discuss bodybuilding progress, The Arnold Classic, Arnold’s political endeavors, and (more importantly) the confirmation date—well, more so a time frame— for “Terminator 6’s” filming. In the interview conducted by Arnold Fans writer Gillinator, the discussion detailed the film’s process start date as:
Gilllinator: Are we going to see you in anything soon like movies or TV shows coming up?
Arnold: We are starting to shoot Terminator 6 in June to the middle of October, so I am in that. I am looking forward to coming back as the T-800 model. It’s gonna be great with Tim Miller as the director and Jim Cameron is kind of supervising the whole thing…
(The article providing the interview has announced an audio interview to be released soon.)
Reported previously on iHorror, Schwarzenegger confirmed that he and James Cameron (Terminator and Terminator 2) are working on the next installment in the series—Cameron overseeing the creative properties of the story and the characters—and (even better) the film was announced to be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool).
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cameron said that the Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: Salvation, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Terminator: Genisys will be treated as “bad dreams” in the creative sense. Cameron’s focus is to make a direct sequel to Judgement Day, the new film even involving not only Schwarzenegger, but Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor as well!
While it is a shame for Cameron to be retconning the fight between younger and older Schwarzenegger and T-800 diving fist first into an attack helicopter, it seems that we’ll be getting a “true” sequel to the Terminator series. Making this scenario even better, fans will most likely be getting the film sometime next year, maybe closer to San Diego Comic Con (as speculated by Movie Web).
If you would like to read more about classics getting a reboot, check out our article on The Crow reboot.