Original Terminator Co-Writer Wants to Save the Franchise From Itself


Everyone likes the original Terminator, but the franchise has fallen fast and far from the 1984 classic. The most recent film in the franchise, McG's Terminator: Salvation, was dubbed "so bad that seeing it makes one wish he could travel back in time to warn his former self before spending $12 on a ticket." Since the company that produced Salvation went bankrupt, the rights to Terminator now belong to to Pacificor. But the first film's co-writer and executive producer, Gale Anne Hurd, who for a long period owned half of the rights to the franchise, theoretically wants it back, she said Thursday: “You feel like you gave birth to something and it’s been adopted and those adoptions haven’t worked out. Of course I’d be interested in doing another [Terminator film]. I’d love it.” These days, she produces The Walking Dead, so she's doing all right. Injecting the original film's creative life force back into the franchise could be just what's needed here, maybe. What we're saying is: Let's make it happen. [Inside Movies/EW]