So how involved is James Cameron in the new Terminator 5, Terminator: Genesis (2015), movie? We have a few quotes on what James Cameron had to say. Cameron should be credited with bringing Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator back in full focus, thanks Cameron. Terminator 5, officially known as Terminator: Genesis, stars Emilia Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Smith and Jai Courtney.
James Cameron revealed this about Terminator 5:
I pay attention to [the new Terminator films] but I’m not terribly concerned about it one way or the other. I’ve had to let it go. There was a point in time where I debated going after the rights. Carolco Pictures, the company that produced Terminator 2, was failing and in bankruptcy and the rights were in play. I talked briefly to 20th Century Fox about it.
At a certain point, I think I was finishing Titanic at the time and I just felt as a filmmaker maybe I’ve gone beyond it. I really wasn’t that interested. I felt like I’d told the story I wanted to tell. I suppose I could have pursued it more aggressively and gone to the mat for it but I felt like I was laboring in someone else’s house in a sense because I had sold the rights very early on.
Later James Cameron revealed at HeroComplex:
And then David Ellison took the project over from Megan and he and I met a couple times. And so Arnold is very much front and center in the new Terminator films. So I might have had some tiny effect on it--but obviously they had to make the right financial and creative decisions themselves so I’m not trying to take credit for the film that they’re making but that was my goal in being loosely attached to the film but I won’t have any credit on it.
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Synopsis: When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.
Directors: Alan Taylor
Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier, James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd
Producers: Bill Carraro, David Ellison, Megan Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Shari Hanson, Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier, Paul Schwake
Musicians: Lorne Balfe
Editors: Roger Barton
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