The Terminator series is one, like Die Hard, Back to the Future and Pirate of the Caribbean, that I hold dear. I’m sure I’m missing a series or two, but for some reason, and I believe I was having a conversation with someone (I want to say it was Adam, who just watched Terminator Salvation about a week or so ago) how when asked about my favorite movies (or series) I almost never say Terminator. I think maybe because in my mind, the Terminator series has been held back by how amazing T2 was. I mean, even the show (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) took place directly after the events from T2, they didn’t even mention anything from T3.
But, I will say that like the other series I mentioned above, the Terminator franchise is one that I find to be very inspiring. I mean, I based a short script on the idea of “Embrace the Paradox”. The script had nothing to do with anything Terminator, simply time travel and the paradoxes that come from traveling through time. Whenever I’m in the mood to get inspired, I watch a movie that is very similar to what I am trying to write.
Now, I love the second one, I feel like that hit every nail on the head, it was close to perfection, if only the third one was actually written and directed by James Cameron, that would have given the series probably its best ending. Which I guess we’ll never see, but I’m fine with the way it has progressed.
The series has moved past part three and part four and now with the rights going to this company called Pacificor LLC I hope that we will see a continuation of the series from where Salvation left off. I hope that they continue to honor what has been set up prior to their purchase and not remaking or doing anything to tarnish what has been work on so tirelessly by a number of very talented individuals.
So, if I can get off of my soap box for a moment, in plain english, simply put, DON’T MESS IT UP, PACIFICOR!
Pacificor would be a cool name for a new Terminator or something…I don’t know, just saying…
Anyway, the following is an article about Pacificor and how they have just gotten representation, from comingsoon.net:
Terminator Rights Holder Gets RepresentationSource: Pacificor LLCMay 27, 2010
Pacificor LLC announced today that it has retained William Morris Endeavor Entertainment to represent the company in the sale of all rights to the iconic “Terminator” franchise.television, merchandise and multiplayer online games. In addition, WME has been retained to assist the Santa Barbara hedge fund in selecting and retaining key talent for the next sequel in the “Terminator” series.Terminator” franchise has generated more than $3 billion in revenue since the debut of the 1984 sci-fi classic The Terminator, directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2008, the Library of Congress added the film to its National Film Registry.
Included are rights to exploit the property for film,
“Terminator’s” global fan base has continued to grow through the release of the sequels Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and last year’s Terminator Salvation, as well as from the television series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”
“‘Terminator’ is one of the most recognized global brands in entertainment, and will continue to excite new generations of fans,” WME Chief Executive Ari Emanuel said. “We look forward to teaming with Pacificor to fully realize the value of this enduring property.”
Added Pacificor Chief Executive Andrew B. Mitchell: “WME provides us with the creative expertise and strategy that will help us identify the right opportunities not only to maximize our investment, but to also make sure the ‘Terminator’ franchise continues to be treated with the care and respect its fans demand. We are excited to be working with them.”
If anyone from Pacificor is listening, I would also like to request that you bring back Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, if only as a two hour tv movie, I want to see what happens at the end of the series. There are a legion of fans that have been clamoring for it!Â
Don’t let us down Pacificor!