New 'Terminator' Movie Set for 2015

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It looks like the producers have given up on Terminator 5 and will instead reboot the franchise with "a stand-alone trilogy", the first of which is set for release on June 26, 2015, according to a joint press release by Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures.

While Arnold Schwarzenegger is not mentioned in the release, he is expected to return to play the T-800 and has confirmed as much in an interview. Joining Schwarzenegger may be Dwayne Johnson, who is rumored to be playing the big, bad robot in the movie.

A director has not been announced, but filming is said to begin sometime in January 2014, according to Schwarzenegger. Now that Justin Lin is off Fast & Furious 7, perhaps he's coming back to direct the new Terminator movie.

Read the press release below.

Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted "TERMINATOR" movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.

The first in a stand-alone trilogy, "TERMINATOR" will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis ("Avatar," "Shutter Island") and Patrick Lussier ("Drive Angry") are attached to write the screenplay.

Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, "TERMINATOR" spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, "World War Z," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol". A 5th installment of in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the "G.I. Joe" franchise, among other films.

Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated "Zero Dark Thirty," "The Master" and executive produced "Spring Breakers" via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell's "American Hustle," Spike Jonze's "Her," and Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" set for release later this year.

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