by Shelt Garner
There are a number of scifi franchises that have been so strip mined over the years that they just need to be left alone for a little while. But the time will come when they can finally be hard rebooted for a new generation.
Here’s an idea for how to do it with the Terminator.
The movie ostensibly is simply a near shot-for-shot remake of the original, but with a far bigger budget. Maybe get someone like Jason Momoa to be the new Terminator.
But there would be a trick ending — Sarah Conner dies at the end of the second act!
The remainder of the film would be an exploration into an error on the part of the people who sent Kyle Reese back in time. They thought they were sending him back to the same timeline as their own, when, in fact, by definition, time travel causes a new timeline to be spawned the moment you appear in the past.
This is a way to bring new life into a very old and beat up franchise. I think Gen Z would really dig the use of the multiverse concept.