Original Terminator Writer Is Trying To Stop More Sequels After Dark Fate

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There is little doubt that Terminator: Dark Fate could potentially lead to more movies for the film franchise. However, there is one person who wants to put a stop to those possible sequels.

Gale Anne Hurd co-wrote the script for the 1984 film with James Cameron and she also served as producer for the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. Although the rights to Terminator currently belong to Skydance Media, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Hurd is pushing to "terminate a copyright grant made 35 years ago."

It's a surprising move from Hurd considering that Skydance had purchased Terminator for $20 million in an auction back in 2011. Unfortunately, it could also mean that Skydance will no longer be able to produce more Terminator films after 2020.


So is this the end for Terminator? Skydance seems confident that things will work out for them. Skydance released a statement about Hurd's claims, stating that they have an agreement with Cameron.

"Skydance has a deal in place with Jim Cameron and controls the rights to the Terminator franchise for the foreseeable future," they said in a statement.

The description for Dark Fate reads as follows:

"27 years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a new, modified liquid metal Terminator (Gabriel Luna) is sent from the future by Skynet in order to terminate Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes), a hybrid cyborg human (Mackenzie Davis), and her friends. Sarah Connor comes to their aid, as well as the original Terminator, for a fight for the future."

Terminator: Dark Fate is scheduled for release on November 1.

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