The original Terminator trio is back. Director James Cameron, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton – the original Sarah Connor will return for the sixth Terminator film.
Cameron will produce the new film, which will be directed by Deadpool helmer Tim Miller, along with Paramount and Skydance.
Cameron wants to do with older female stars what has been done with male actors. “There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys,” he said, “but there isn’t an example of that for women.”
The original and best Sarah Connor, Linda Hamilton, is returning to the role. Hamilton’s Connor transformed from a carefree big-haired waitress into a toned and trained killing machine of her own; her big-screen replacement in Genisys, Emilia Clarke, didn’t have an ounce of her tough screen presence.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will, unsurprisingly, also be making a return in some capacity. As part of a new trilogy, Cameron is writing the film to introduce new, younger characters—he says he’s looking for an “18-something woman” to be the lead—but it will have “Arnold’s and Linda’s characters to anchor it.”
The new film, which does not yet have a release date or title, is being crafted as part of a trilogy “that can stand as single movies or form an overarching story.” It’s also being viewed as a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day, ignoring the three sequels that followed.