Terminator Franchise on Indefinite Hold After Genysis Flops

"I won't be back."

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The latest Terminator movie, Terminator Genysis, proved a disappointment at the box office this summer, with a domestic gross of under $90 million. While the film's overseas success did suggest that a sequel might still be made, it now seems that this is not going to happen.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is unlikely to turn a profit for distributors Paramount, who have now put the sci-fi action franchise "on hold indefinitely".

In advance of the film's release, producer David Ellison told Den of Geek that Genysis would be the first part of a trilogy of new Terminator movies. In the same interview, co-producer Dana Goldberg explained that they planned to shoot the next two films back-to-back, while Paramount had scheduled them for summer 2017 and 2018 releases respectively.

With the movie series on hold, the status of the spinoff Terminator TV show that was announced in late 2013 is unknown. James Cameron, the writer and director of the original 1984 film and its 1991 sequel, will regain control of the rights to the property in 2019.

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