Terminator 5 will be rated R

None of that family-friendly nonsense

A quick update on the Terminator 5 project this morning, with financier Megan Ellison confirming that the film will represent a return to the R-rated mindset of the original film.

“We can’t really tell you guys anything about Terminator,” said Ellison on her Twitter feed, “BUT it will be an R rated film as God and James Cameron intended.”

It’s news that will come as a relief to fans of the franchise, particularly after the blood and thunder was toned down for recent instalment Terminator: Salvation.

Hopefully this good news will soon be followed up by an announcement confirming a new director. Fast Five’s Justin Lin was initially attached to the position, before commitments to the next Fast & Furious movie meant he was forced to drop out.

We’ve also got no word on casting at this stage, although we won’t be alone in hoping that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be involved in some capacity. Terminator 5 is tentatively expected to arrive at some point in 2014.

Who would you like to see direct the film? Tell us, below.

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    • FBKSchramm

      Jan 27th 2012, 9:01

      Thank god none of that Expendables 2 c**p.I'd rather have an R-rated Exp2 without Chuck than a PG-13 with him...

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 27th 2012, 10:37

      A Low budget rated R installment might interest me, it all depends on who they get to direct, I'd love to see Duncan Jones do it.

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    • alexr

      Jan 27th 2012, 12:00

      Dalidab Vs Avatar = Broken f*****g record.

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    • badger86

      Jan 27th 2012, 12:03

      R - rating or not, this is still the 5th movie. I don't think it's likely that they will suddenly pull a great story out the bag at this point. As far as Arnie goes, I'd rather not see a 65year old man running around in leather wielding a shotgun, it would just be embarrassing. Never should have gone past 2, the story was wrapped up fine.

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Jan 27th 2012, 13:04

      badger86 is right, let it go its dead. Leave it 10 years before its re-booted, not 5 minutes. And yeah Arnie is too old now. The only way to keep him in as a Terminator is through groundbreaking CGI. If he has to be in it, it should be as a 65 year old man, and fully clothed please!

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    • Indianabones

      Jan 27th 2012, 14:00

      If they make this film, then please just make it with the thought of making a decent film, not how we can get kids and grownups to watch it! if it has to be PG13 then fine, but only because the film decided it, not because they want to make as much money as possible because we all loved the first two films!l And like Aliens (didn't need Sigourney Weaver) this does not need Arnie! if it helps the story, then fine, but don't just add him because every terminator film needs him! Though would like to see a dark future war with the terminators properly done Or mayb

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    • Indianabones

      Jan 27th 2012, 14:00

      If they make this film, then please just make it with the thought of making a decent film, not how we can get kids and grownups to watch it! if it has to be PG13 then fine, but only because the film decided it, not because they want to make as much money as possible because we all loved the first two films!l And like Aliens (didn't need Sigourney Weaver) this does not need Arnie! if it helps the story, then fine, but don't just add him because every terminator film needs him! Though would like to see a dark future war with the terminators properly done Or mayb

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    • marc96

      Jan 27th 2012, 18:54

      to me Terminator 2 is one of the best movies i've ever seen & its horrible seeing the sequels dragging the Terminator franchise through the mud. i heard there were rumours that linda hamilton might return and they were going to ignore terminator 3 & salvation, i guess as time travels involved anything could be possible

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    • Seedorf

      Feb 1st 2012, 15:47

      Christ, I can't believe someone suggested Stephen Sommers, or Joe Johnston, as potential directors for this film. If either of those get the gig, expect a MCG MkII film. The idea of a trilogy of films about the future war between man and Skynet, had such potential, but then sub par director got the gig, and what could have been good, ended up being turned into a pile of s**t. I bet there are no end of films, that had great potential, but ended up being turned into a pile of c**p by the Hollywood machine.

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    • alexr

      Feb 1st 2012, 17:36

      @Seedorf Are you new here? FYI - that guy (TheKingofCinema aka crazyfilmguy aka dalidab1982 - delete as he gets deleted) has a remarkably strange view of the movie world (he likes 'Cop Out' - no, really - but that's his honest opinion and you have to respect it). You'll get used to him... Or he'll p**s you off on every post like he does to writerdave87. Just play these boards like a spectator sport and it can be f*****g hilarious!

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    • Seedorf

      Feb 1st 2012, 19:37

      Well not so much new. I post, but not that often. I've seen Dalidab's ramblings in the past, but I don't view/post often enough to know Dalidab has a new disguise. Now I do know, well such absurd recommendations, make sense. :p

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    • obiwanshinobi

      Feb 3rd 2012, 20:50

      Winner on the R rating, film will suck though. Should have stopped at Judgement Day.

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    • skylaird

      Feb 6th 2012, 13:56

      I'm one of those elderly terminator fans who caught the original in my local fleapit back in the 80's. As with a lot of 80's films there was a tremendous grit and realism to it you don't seem to get these days. And think about a couple of supposedly light-heated 80's films, Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop. Both comedies, but my god, you really see the underbelly of the city in both of them. So, more 80's grit for T5, or set it in the 70's and have a Dirty Harry style cop up against a terminator sent to kill Sarah Conner's parents. If she was about 20 in 1984, we could have a ten-year-old Sarah in danger in 1974. Cool...

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    • FBECancino

      Feb 15th 2012, 4:10

      Terminator 5 hell ya as long as chrisian bale comes back oh and they need to put summer glau in it.

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