By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
The Terminator franchise has got itself a new owner and with that comes more installments.
Halcyon Co. Purchases Terminator
Creators Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar have sold the rights to Terminator to a company that sounds like it comes right out of one of the franchise's three installments. Halcyon Co. has purchased the property from the feuding fathers for an undisclosed amount.
The entire goal of the acquisition is to create Terminator 4, which already has a script by T3 scribes John Brancato and Michael Ferris. Holcyon's owners, Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson, will co-produce.
Though no director and cast has yet been secured, Terminator 4 is already being setup as a summer 2009 tentpole.
"The Terminator franchise represents by far the most popular and successful franchise not owned by a major studio," Kubicek said. "We see this global franchise as a cornerstone of Halcyon's future business plans."
It is said that Kubicek and Anderson are hoping to reinvent the franchise similar to Batman Begins. Considering that Terminator 3 ended with apocalypse, I have absolutely no idea on how they plan to pull this off. Unless, of course, they go with completely new characters.
Warner Bros. is currently creating the television series The Sarah Connor Chronicles, based on the franchise's lead female character.