Well, here we go. In an interview with MovieHole director Justin Lin has dropped some major hints toward the kind of elements he would like to incorporate in his vision for the next Terminator movie in the franchise. Lin has been attached to the project for quite some time as part of a package that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his role as basically himself & has several major studios getting hard on including Universal, Sony & Lionsgate. Megan Ellison‘s company Annapurna Pictures came up with the game-plan as they currently hold the rights. Unfortunately the last time we heard from Lin he dropped a couple of lines about having no screenplay & kind of missing Sarah Connor. Well today Lin furthers his belief that John Connor's mother is crucial to the franchise despite the fact she is dead, killed off in the third film, Lin's big idea is to bring her back. S**t. Linda Hamiltons gotta eat. Hit the jump to check out the interview.
The conversation about Terminator went a little something like this.
MovieHole: In some respect it was like, just seeing Arnold at the end of the last one, the last 5 seconds, even though he was a computer generated version of, people were excited the same way they saw Vin at the end of Tokyo Drift. It kind of reminded, you know, reminded everyone this is the guy, this is the franchise king.
Lin: Yeah, exactly. And I think that you know if the right version, if you go back to the thematic drives of the first one especially, I think that’s a way to be able to reengage with that franchise.
MovieHole: And there’s going to be a way to resurrect Sarah Connor. I’m missing Sarah Connor.
Lin: I mean, Sarah Connor is such a big part of the franchise, you know. Yeah, I mean I’ve always been surprised how in part 3 she was just like… It was like one line and she was gone.
Lin: Yeah, like leukemia and… But I think the great thing about this franchise is you have… You can actually have different canons because you have the element of time travel. So, there’s a way of kind of respecting all the works but also able to create a new time line.
MovieHole: That’s right. You can go back and right the wrongs.