Director Believes He Can Make Terminator Franchise Great Again

In the wake of Terminator Genisys, the series was seemingly at a dead end with a sequence of features that flopped with fans of the beloved franchise. James Cameron directed the very first installment via The Terminator back in 1984. And, following the news that he would be involved as a producer with Deadpool's Tim Miller taking the director's chair for the proposed movie, the 62-year old believes that a premise exists to reignite the character and the universe as a whole.

From Titanic to Aliens, Avatar, and True Lies, Cameron is a proven entity in the business but many will hold doubts as to where he can go with the series. It might take some time after a second Avatar is still in production. Yet he remains confident that we will be seeing a Terminator 6 at some point in the future.

The Machines Have Already Won

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Centered around a dystopian future where the robots have taken over the world to hunt down the human race, Cameron believes that current day events in 2017 are a perfect segue into a new adaptation that will feel relevant to a modern audience.

"I think it's possible to tell a great Terminator story now, and it's relevant," argues Cameron. "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."

Marvel or Star Wars a No Go For James

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Despite his love for huge blockbusters that push the boundaries cinematically speaking, James Cameron does not want to have anything to do with franchises that are already well established. Whether that be Star Wars or anything from the Marvel EU - Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers, Iron Man - the filmmaker will never agree to part of it.

"I'm not the slightest bit interested in laboring in someone else's house," proclaimed Cameron.

At least that won't be another project that gets in the way of a brand new Terminator feature. Watch this space.

Source: Cinema Blend