James Cameron is teaming up with Deadpool director Tim Miller for the new Terminator movie and we are very excited about it. This was incredibly exciting news because Cameron hasn’t really been involved with the franchise since he made Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Which was the most brilliant movie in the franchise. The rights to the property revert back to Cameron in 2019, and he is preparing for something brilliant.
In an recent interview with The Daily Beast, Cameron was asked about the poor quality of the Terminator franchise, and in his response he gives out some exciting details about his next Terminator movie.
“It’s really just stumbled along, trying to find its voice again. There’s probably some degree to where it’s lost relevance, you know? Maybe the things that made it good back then are kind of a yawn now. It’s easy to remember fondly the things that kick off a franchise. It’s hard to keep a franchise vigorous, and relevant. I haven’t had my hand on the tiller since Terminator 2, and that was 1991. So what’s that? Twenty-six years? But look, I think it’s possible to tell a great Terminator story now, and it’s relevant. We live in a digital age, and Terminator ultimately, if you can slow it down, is about our relationship with our own technology, and how our technology can reflect back to us—and in the movie, literally, in a human form that is a nemesis and a threat. But also in those movies, in the two that I did, it’s about how we dehumanize ourselves. In a time when people are being absorbed by their virtual-social world, I mean, just look around. I always say: if Terminator was about the war between the humans and the machines, look around any restaurant or airport lounge and tell me the machines haven’t won when every human you see is enslaved to their device. So could you make a relevant Terminator film now? Absolutely.”