Over 25 years have passed since the last time James Cameron was directly involved in the decades-long fight between the Connors and Skynet, but it looks like the renowned director could once again bring his guidance to the Terminator franchise in the near future.

Deadline reports that in 2019, 35 years after the release of The Terminator, Cameron will reacquire rights to his seminal 1984 sci-fi film due to copyright reversion.

With the regaining of his rights not too far down the road, Cameron is reportedly in early discussions with Deadpool director Tim Miller about the future of the franchise. According to Deadline, Cameron is considering having Miller direct a Terminator film that would both reboot and conclude the franchise.

Skydance's David Ellison is currently looking to bring talented sci-fi writers on board to create the story for the new film. There's no word yet as to whether the new movie would be a direct sequel to Terminator Genisys—the latest film in the franchise—or if it would bypass the events of that film and follow a different storyline.

No casting details are know at this time, either, so it's unclear if Arnold Schwarzenegger would return as the T-800, a role he recently reprised in Terminator Genisys.

Since he directed Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Cameron hasn't taken part creatively in the franchise that he built, but that could all be changing over the next couple of years. Would you like to see Cameron oversee the conclusion of what he started? Is Miller your top choice to direct this potential picture? Let us know your thoughts and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details.

Source: Deadline
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