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Terminator 5 got into high gear last week when Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures confirmed that a team of writers have been hired to write the script. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has played a part in the franchise since the first film, has confirmed that he will be back.
Bleeding Cool spoke with the Last Stand actor during a press junket for the new film, Slash Film reports. Although Bleeding Cool didn’t include a direct quote, it did state that Schwarzenegger confirmed that he will be in the fifth entry in the franchise.
Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier were hired to write the film last week. While the two have never worked together, both are Hollywood vets. Kalogridis worked on Shutter Island, while Lussier’s credits include Drive Angry.
The Terminator franchise started with James Cameron’s influential 1984 film and was followed by Terminator 2: Judgement Day in 1991. Schwarzenegger returned for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in 2003 and the story continued with 2009’s Terminator Salvation. Megan Ellison's Annapurna now owns the rights to the series.
The storyline for the fifth film and how Schwarzenegger would fit into it is still unknown.
Schwarzenegger is making his Hollywood comeback, having just released The Last Stand, although it performed poorly at the box office. He’s also slated to star in The Tomb and a rumored Twins sequel called Triplets.