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The next Terminator film is edging a little bit nearer to being back on the screens, as it’s just been announced that a new writer is working on the script for Terminator 6 . Alongside that piece of news, some interesting details concerning new characters in the movie have just emerged, and a possible new central location for the time-travelling action movie.
It was in May of this year when the first confirmation of a new James Cameron-produced Terminator film was announced, and that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be returning again as the T-800. This was swiftly followed by the news that Linda Hamilton would also be reprising her iconic role as the heroic Sarah Connor, and that Tim Miller would be directing . Unlike the two previous attempts to reboot or retcon the franchise – namely Genisys and
Salvation – this new film will be a straight sequel to T2: Judgement Day and pretty much ignore every other entry that followed. Cameron even went as far to announce that
parts 3-5 were in an alternate timeline .
With the film still due to be released in Summer 2019, it’s just been announced by Variety that a new writer has joined the team to polish the latest draft of the script.
Personally chosen by Cameron and Miller, Billy Ray ( Captain Phillips ) is now working on providing a final version of the screenplay, which is based on a story crafted by Cameron, Miller, and Skydance founder David Ellison. Given Ray’s past work, hopefully this will turn into a story that is worthy of continuing the cult appeal of the first two films and provide a worthy follow-up.
In addition to that announcement, Jeff Sneider – from The Tracking Board – has also shared information on Twitter concerning some of the existing plot specifics.
Reportedly, at least a portion of the story may be set in Mexico City, and casting is ongoing for an “18-year-old Mexican actress” to play the young female lead, called Dani Ramos. A Latin actor is also said to be sought to play a new villain, who will need to have a fight/stunt background due to the physicality of the role. This very much sounds like it could be a next-gen version of Sarah Connor and a T-800/T-1000. The new location quoted is also very intriguing and possibly points to a new direction for the action set-pieces.
With the previous two films having failed to kick-start the franchise to any great extent, the addition of Ray and the casting/location updates all point to some sturdy work going on behind the scenes. With the film still expected to go in front of cameras during March 2018 , maybe this time the franchise will be back for good. We’ll bring you more updates on Terminator 6 as we get them.