The Terminator came out in 1984, followed by the bigger and better movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991. The franchise was so valuable that three other movies followed -and they were not good. So for Terminator 6, with Linda Hamilton returning as Sarah Connor, they took a page out of Halloween's playbook and decided to just ignore the bad sequels.
Now, Cameron is headed back to Terminator’s less-than-hopeful future for the first time since 1991’s action classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The writer-director is serving as executive producer on the Tim Miller-helmed sixth entry in the franchise, which will reset the continuity clock back to Judgment Day, erasing the subsequent sequels Rise of the Machines (2003), Salvation (2009) and Genisys (2015) from the timeline. And while Sarah Connor appeared to avert the machine uprising at the end of T2, the proposed title for the new Terminator — due in theaters on Nov. 1 — makes it clear that there’s plenty of darkness still ahead. “We’re calling it, Terminator: Dark Fate,” Cameron reveals. “That’s our working title right now.”
Read, or listen to, the rest of an interview with James Cameron about Terminator 6: Dark Fate at Yahoo Entertainment. -via io9