You could probably count all of the franchises that should be didn’t Hollywood on all of the fingers on everyone in existence. Sometimes, dinner team and business just can’t let an idea go no matter how many times it has been proven unfruitful. One such franchise is The Terminator, a series that has had plenty of ups and downs, but mostly downs.
Its latest blunder came in the form of Terminator: Genisys, which I’m still not convinced I’m spelling right. But with the rights going back to James Cameron, it was worth taking at least one more shot at this thing. At the helm this time around is none other than Deadpool director and VFX whiz Tim Miller. But how much money is being put into this thing? Star Arnold Schwarzenegger recently spoke with the outlet TheArnoldFans and was pretty generous with his information:
“David Ellison was the producer, he’s of course a very young and ambitious guy who raised the money for the movie, which is important. The budget was somewhere between 160 million and 200 million dollars. I couldn’t tell you exactly because the movie isn’t finished yet. It’s still being worked on. Visual effects are being done now. I’ve seen 15 minutes and it looked great and I was very excited about it.”
Admittedly, I’m a bit bummed to hear about this. While Terminator is definitely a franchise that can do well with the big-budget, I do think it’s inflation over the years has resulted in mediocre ideas heading to the big screen. I’d like to see them get back to their horror roots with more of mid-budget feel.
But who am I to bet against something produced by James Cameron? No one, that’s who! What do you think of this budget reveal? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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