Back in May 2011, Annapurna Pictures beat out Lionsgate in a heated bidding war for the rights to the franchise, for a reported sum of $20 million. The deal has finally closed just recently, although former rights holder Pacifcorp will be receiving less than the original deal. Pacificorp shelled out $29.5 million for the rights after Halcyon went bankrupt.
There is no screenwriter or director in place yet, but the producers are facing a ticking-clock situation. The rights will revert back to franchise creator James Cameron in 2019, under new copyright laws. The original deal, which called for three films, has been scaled back to two, since that may be all they have time to make before the rights switch hands once again.
Similar News ItemsJames Cameron (I)
- Martin Scorsese suggests possible retirement from directing (From The Guardian - Film News. 10 December 2013, 5:08 AM, PST)
- Terminator reboot title revealed as Terminator: Genesis? (From Digital Spy - Movie News. 9 December 2013, 2:01 AM, PST)
- The Terminator Franchise Will Return To TV (From EmpireOnline. 8 December 2013, 8:29 AM, PST)
- Terminator 5 has its title (From Den of Geek. 9 December 2013, 10:50 PM, PST)
- Eleanor Parker Dies — ‘Sound Of Music’ Star Dead At 91 (From HollywoodLife. 9 December 2013, 7:33 PM, PST)
- 12 Movies to Stream on Netflix This Holiday Season (From BuzzSugar. 9 December 2013, 5:30 PM, PST)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
- David O. Russell Wants To Make A Musical With Amy Adams Plus ‘American Hustle’ Clip & Full Soundtrack Details (From The Playlist. 10 December 2013, 7:36 AM, PST)
- Why the Oscars Best Supporting Actor Race Is a Hot Mess (From Variety - Film News. 10 December 2013, 6:30 AM, PST)
- American Hustle Review (From We Got This Covered. 9 December 2013, 9:45 PM, PST)