‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller is officially helming ‘Terminator 6’, a franchise which simply cannot die
Tim Miller is a pretty cool director. Terminator used to be a pretty cool franchise. Can the former resurrect the latter? I’m fucking skeptical, but I’m also fucking hopeful.
Tim Miller, the visual-effects veteran who made his directorial debut in 2016 with the blockbuster Deadpool, has quietly boarded James Cameron’s reboot, and apparent conclusion, of the Terminator franchise.
First reported in January, Cameron’s return to the sci-fi action franchise comes after the poor reception of 2015’s Terminator: Genisys, which grossed less than $90 million domestically. Series star Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he’ll return for the new film.
“It’s easy to remember fondly the things that kick off a franchise. It’s hard to keep a franchise vigorous, and relevant,” the filmmaker said. “I haven’t had my hand on the tiller since Terminator 2, and that was 1991. So what’s that? Twenty-six years? But look, I think it’s possible to tell a great Terminator story now, and it’s relevant. We live in a digital age, and Terminator ultimately, if you can slow it down, is about our relationship with our own technology, and how our technology can reflect back to us—and in the movie, literally, in a human form that is a nemesis and a threat.”