Terminator Franchise Reportedly On Hold Indefinitely

After the reboot Terminator: Genisys drastically underperformed this summer, it seems the franchise is once again on the backburner. David Ellison and Skydance Productions at one time had two sequels and a TV program in development for the series, THR reports, but now that universe is "on hold indefinitely."

Ellison successfully helped fund World War Z, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and True Grit, but tried to take a more creative role in Terminator. While his vision of a full universe of products was supported by Paramount, THR says he "wasn't listening to anybody" when it came to actually developing it, which ultimately led to the failure of the reboot.

Skydance, meanwhile, is continuing to work with Paramount, developing a Jack Ryan TV series with them and Amazon and working with Jerry Bruckheimer on a long-gestating Top Gun sequel that will star Tom Cruise.