As tough as any T-800 to cross her path, the unstoppable Sarah Connor is synonymous with The Terminator franchise. Linda Hamilton's last appearance as the iconic character was in 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but now it looks like she'll be back in a new Terminator film that is the first entry in a planned trilogy from James Cameron, Tim Miller, and a writers' room filled with some familiar names.

According to THR, Cameron revealed at a private Terminator celebration that Hamilton is set to return alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger (who played the beloved T-800 in three Terminator films and a T-850 in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) in the new Terminator movie, which is set to be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) from a story idea by Cameron, who directed 1984's The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

The new Terminator movie, which would be the sixth film in the franchise, is planned to be the first film in a potential trilogy that is being crafted by a writers' room that includes David S. Goyer, Charles Eglee, and Josh Friedman (creator of the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which starred Lena Headey in the title role). Plot details on the new movie are under wraps, but THR reveals that the new film is being perceived as a sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which could mean that it might not reference or take place in the same timeline as Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation, or 2015's Terminator Genisys (which starred Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor).

As reported earlier this year, in 2019 Cameron will reacquire rights to Terminator due to copyright reversion 35 years after the release of his seminal sci-fi action film that featured Schwarzenegger as an android sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor, who is unknowingly the mother of a future son who will go on to lead a resistance against the artificial intelligence known as Skynet. Hamilton would go on to reprise her role in Terminator 2, bringing a harder edge to Sarah as she teamed up with Schwarzenegger's new take on the T-800 to defend her teenage son from another futuristic threat, the T-1000 (played by Robert Patrick).

James Cameron will produce the new Terminator film along with Skydance, while Paramount Pictures is set to distribute it in the US (with Fox slated to oversee the global release market). While the new movie will feature the return of familiar faces, it will also bring in plenty of new ones, too, as Cameron revealed (via THR) that they're "starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story. We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters, but we'll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it."

We'll keep you updated as more information is divulged. In the meantime, are you looking forward to seeing Linda Hamilton return to play Sarah Connor? What do you want to see in a new Terminator movie? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: THR
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