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James Cameron is writing a new Terminator movie but wants to see how AI plays out in the real world

James Cameron is writing a new Terminator movie but wants to see how AI plays out in the real world

The legendary director is keen on bringing the franchise back from the dead.

James Cameron has reportedly revealed he's started working on a new Terminator movie.

The legendary director was behind the first two films in the franchise and they are arguably the best duo in the whole saga.

There have since been four movies added onto the storyline about the futuristic robot sent back in time to either kill or save people linked to Skynet.

Each one failed to grasp audiences like the original and first sequel, with review ratings and box office numbers reflecting that.

However, it seems as though Cameron is ready to dive back in.

Speaking at the Dell Tech World event, audience member Rod Mercado tweeted the director said he had kicked off his writing session about three months ago.

However, he's apparently put that on pause as he wants to see how artificial technology advances in the real world.

To be fair, AI is advancing at such a rate that by the time Cameron's film comes out, whatever he has written could be redundant.

Plus, we're at the stage where so many opportunities are possible with AI, so it's probably good to sit back and see how it unfolds so he can replicate it in the film.

The star of the franchise, Arnold Schwarzenegger recently opened up about how the saga has declined over the years.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Schwarzenegger was asked whether he thought the Terminator saga is officially done.

He said: “The franchise is not done. I’m done.

"I got the message loud and clear that the world wants to move on with a different theme when it comes to The Terminator.

"Someone has to come up with a great idea.


“The first three movies were great.

"Number four [Salvation] I was not in because I was Governor. Then five [Genisys] and six [Dark Fate] didn’t close the deal as far as I’m concerned.

"We knew that ahead of time because they were just not well written.”

While Dark Fate might not have done well at the box office compared to the five earlier films, it did alright on review websites.

It has a critic score of 70 per cent and an audience rating of 82 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, so it's clear there's still an appetite for the film.

The final movie performed far better than Genisys, which got a critic rating of 26 per cent and and audience score of 52 per cent.

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Topics: James Cameron, Film and TV, Arnold Schwarzenegger