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Cameron's Terminator reboot hint


James Cameron suggested he could reboot Terminator

James Cameron suggested he could reboot Terminator

James Cameron suggested he could reboot Terminator

James Cameron has hinted that he might reboot the Terminator franchise.

The Avatar filmmaker was at the helm of the 1984 movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and its 1991 follow up Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but didn't direct the third and fourth instalments.

A fifth film in the sci-fi series, Terminator: Genisys, is now in the pipeline, but Cameron told Empire that he could "re-invent" the franchise after that.

"I haven't really thought that far ahead yet. I've got plenty of time to think about it. It might be fun to completely re-invent the franchise," he said.

"A lot has to do with what happens with it in the meantime, people may have Terminator fatigue."

Cameron isn't involved in the upcoming Genisys film, which sees Arnie reprise his role as the T-800 model of fighting machine.

However, he said he will be interested to see how it is received.

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"I'm hoping it's great. I'd like them to get it right, and based on the script that I read there's a pretty good chance that it could," he said.

But the filmmaker admitted he isn't too worried about how the movie does.

He said: "It's like being a grandparent, the kids come over and you can send them back! When I walked away from the franchise, I had to do it with the sense that I can invest in emotion.

"To me, it's all upside, because if it's good, it's good for my friend Laeta (writer Laeta Kalogridis) and if it's not good? It doesn't bother me personally."

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