Newswire: The Terminator franchise might be in trouble

As movie studios continue to build toward dark, dystopian futures in which man is a pawn in the face of unstoppable franchise release dates, it’s interesting to see what happens when some factor in the past—say, the box-office underperformance of an attempt to relaunch a beloved action series into a prospective new trilogy—disrupts the cold logic of the Hollywood machine.

That’s the dilemma facing the producers behind Terminator: Just Throw Some Y’s In There Until It Sounds Like It’s From The Future, which was originally planned to act as a lead-in to two sequel films set to debut in 2017 and 2018. But instead of being the massive, Jurassic Worldesque blockbuster Paramount and Skydance Productions seemed to expect from a team-up between a 67-year-old action star and the dragon lady from Game Of Thrones, the film has merely doubled its $150 million budget …

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