“The Sarah Connor Chronicles” producer James Middleton, who is overseeing the development of Terminator 4, has given an update on the fourth film, which is intended to be the first of three new movies.
Middleton told IGN that “T4” is happening at The Halcyon Company and will be written by Michael Ferris and John D. Brancato, the duo that wrote Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. No director is set yet. Halcyon would like to be in pre-production in October for a 2009 release.
The fourth film, which will be titled “Terminator” with a subtitle much like “Rise of the Machines,” will follow the events of “T3” and be post-apocalyptic. While it’s not known whether Nick Stahl and Claire Danes will return, John Connor and Kate Brewster are indeed in the script.
The movie will feature a new hero. Middleton said the new hero would be like how “Ben-Hur was influenced by Jesus Christ, but it was his story. Much in that way, this character will be influenced by John Connor.”