James Cameron hints at more Terminator sequels after 'Dark Fate'
Los Angeles: James Cameron has teased the possibility of more films in the Terminator franchise, but the filmmaker said they will only happen if the upcoming installment Dark Fate performs well at the box office.
The new film, directed by Tim Miller of Deadpool fame, has been produced by the veteran director. He also worked on the story alongside Charles Eglee, Josh Friedman, David S Goyer and Justin Rhodes.
In an interview with Deadline, Cameron said the team spent several weeks trying to finalise the story of Dark Fate, which, he believes, can be taken forward through a trilogy.
"We rolled up our sleeves and started to break out the story and when we got a handle on something we looked at it as a three-film arc, so there is a greater story there to be told," the filmmaker said.
"If we get fortunate enough to make some money with Dark Fate we know exactly where we can go with the subsequent films," he added.
The much-awaited film is a direct sequel to Cameron's 1991 Terminator: Judgement Day and will retcon the events of the last three films - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015).
Dark Fate reunites Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who originally starred in the first two films. They are joined by Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna to name a few.