Okay, Megan Ellison's awesome. Granted, we haven't seen much of the results of her foray into Hollywood production yet, but she pulled Paul Thomas Anderson's rear out of the fire and his new movie is going ahead with her blessing (and money), so she automatically gets something of a geek pass. And according to Deadline, she's secured the rights to at least two more TERMINATOR films in a bidding war between her Annapurna Films and Lionsgate.
It's unknown at this point whether or not Arnold will return to the franchise that made him Lord God Of All Film. But the films that Ellison is involved with include Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal's Osama Bin Laden film, as well as the PTA film. I think she's got the geek bug. A movie geek with reams of money at her disposal can only be a good thing for film. I'm very curious indeed to see where she takes the TERMINATOR franchise - clearly she has something in mind for it or she wouldn't have bid on it so heavily. I know Justin Lin (FAST FIVE) has been mentioned but who's to say? Maybe she can entice the Great Cameron himself to return to the project in some manner. Either way, I think this is terrific news for those of us who love the TERMINATOR films (at least the first two) and hope to see this series continue.