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Terminator 6 filming soon?

The Terminator franchise has struggled as of late. From “Terminator Salvation” with Christian Bale and Sam Worthington to “Terminator Genisys” with Arnold and Jai Courtney, the film series has seemed to hit a rough patch as of late.

That won’t stop another film from being filmed.

Arnold Schwarzenegger said in an interview with The Playlist that the movie will begin filming next March with a “Conan” film to follow.

James Cameron is back on board the series, so hopefully this one will turn out better!

Paramount Pictures has reportedly acquired the rights to distribute “Terminator 5” (T5) and that production may begin next year. The script had numerous rewrites, the latest coming from Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is attached to star. At one point Justin Lin was attached to direct, but he dropped out to helm “Fast and Furious 6”. Maybe he can come back? It would make sense as to why he didn’t want to do FF 7. “Terminator Salvation” the last Terminator film to be released, starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington.

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After being introduced so spectacularly to the world in “Terminator: Salvation”, “Avatar” and “Clash of the Titans”, Sam Worthington has continued to mix high budget films with low budget films. He’s done films like “Texas Killing Fields” and “Man on a Ledge”. Now he’s headed to the Civil War as he joins the film “The Keeping Room” from Daniel Barber (“Harry Brown”). Worthington will play a soldier who discovers a group of women left to fend for themselves. The film also stars Brit Marling Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Bleeding Cool is reporting that Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that he will be back for “Terminator 5”. “The Last Stand” was supposed to be Schwarzenegger’s big return to leading man status, but that film tanked very badly. Perhaps this will help. He was not pleased with “Terminator Salvation”, which starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington, but no word on the plot for the fifth film or how he’ll fit in it. Right now, there’s no director either as Justin Lin left the project to focus on the “Fast and Furious” sequels.

So, we’re going to get more Conan and Terminator from Schwarzenegger. I suppose that’s a good thing.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“Terminator Salvation”, which starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington disappointed a lot of fans. But a new “Terminator” film is moving forward and it now has screenwriters…one should get you excited and one should have you worried. Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis are penning the script. The good news is the latter did work on “Shutter Island”. The bad news is the former did work on “Drive Angry” and “My Bloody Valentine 3D”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Sam Worthington is eyeing a role in the upcoming film “Ten”, which also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger.

According to comingsoon,net, The film follows an elite DEA task force that deals with the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.

Worthington and Schwarzenegger both had roles in different installments of the “Terminator” franchise and Schwarzenegger can next be seen in “Expendables 2”. Worthington is best known for “Avatar”, “Man on a Ledge”, “Wrath of the Titans” and “Terminator Salvation”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Yes, popular thought was that “Men In Black 3” starring Will Smith, Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones would have no trouble winning the weekend. But, based on its midnight openings, it could be in some big trouble. The film earned $1.55 million from its midnight showings, well below last year’s “The Hangover: Part II”. That’s not the worrisome fact though. That number is also lower than “Terminator: Salvation” and “Sex in the City 2” made in their midnight showings by about half and those films opened with $65.3 and $51.04 million over the Memorial Day weekend.

If MIB opens to those kinds of numbers, it will be a good $20-30 million lower than what was expected. And, it also means “The Avengers” if it overperforms a little bit and makes closer to $60 million could in fact win the weekend four a fourth time.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

This one may seem like the winner is clear. Sam Worthington and Christian Bale, who appeared together in “Terminator Salvation”, are two of the more successful actors right now. I have a feeling that Bale would be most people’s choice here, but is Worthington that much of a pushover?

Christian Bale

Batman himself has had quite the career. He’s appeared in films such as “American Psycho” which cemented his place as one of today’s best dramatic actors. He had appeared in numerous films before then, but it wasn’t until “Reign of Fire” and “Equilibrium” that Bale was introduced to mass audiences. However, neither film were huge hits. And, though he was again praised for his role in “The Machinist” it didn’t find a huge audience either. That all started to change when he appeared in “The Prestige” along side Hugh Jackman. But, its recently that he’s appeared in his most successful movies. “Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” have become what Bale’s been known for the most. He also got a lot of acclaim for his role in “Fighter” and “3:10 to Yuma”. He also appeared in “Public Enemies” with Johnny Depp.

It’s clear Bale is one of the best serious actors out there. His roles have required a lot of intensity, which he delivers in spades. But, Bale isn’t exactly a traditional movie star. Just having him in a movie doesn’t mean a movie’s going to be successful. Films like “3:10 to Yuma” and “The New World” failed to connect to audiences. Even “Terminator: Salvation” was seen as a bit of a disappointment box office wise.  Bale will be at a crossroads after Batman as his tent pole series will be over.

Sam Worthington

Worthington is at a bit of a crossroads himself. His introduction to the world has been short, swift and very successful. After appearing in “Terminator: Salvation” he starred in a little film called “Avatar” from James Cameron and the remake of “Clash of the Titans”. All in a 12-month period. He also appeared in the more fun than I expected “Man on a Ledge” and tried to turn serious in “The Debt”.

With “Wrath of the Titans” Worthington looks to continue his streak. You’ll find out tomorrow what I think that movie will do. But, it’s clear Worthington has tried to establish himself as the next action star. But, “The Debt” bombed and Worthington needs to prove he’s more than a tough guy actor. He faces a similar problem to Bale in that both actors have their stigma and it’s a little difficult to see either one breaking out of it. Worthington has helped a lot of movies make a lot of money in his young career. Whether he can find those critical darling roles and become more diverse than action man remains to be seen.

The verdict

Both Bale and Worthington have very bright futures ahead of them. But, at least for the moment, both have really one note to their performances. For Bale, it’s the intense, tortured role. For Worthington, it’s the tough guy bad-ass. This really comes down to whether being in more critically acclaimed, or movies that might get panned but that movie goers seem to enjoy. I’ll say Bale has the better career right now, but I think Worthington has more potential appeal across gender and could see him doing what both Vin Diesel and the Rock did and do some family films as well. This surprised me, but I actually think Worthington has more box office and long term appeal. I just think he can do silly and serious and I’m not so sure Bale can or wants to.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.