New $70 million Terminator film announced, with one BIG catch

Don't be jealous, Tolkien fans! Though the future of that big-screen adaptation of The Hobbit may still be in limbo, we've finally got a resolution to another franchise with a delayed installment. The Terminator—held back from the screen by the bankruptcy of the rights holder—will be back.

Terminator 3000, which will begin filming in January 2011, is being developed by Hannover House, the entertainment distribution division of Target Development Group Inc., and Red Bear Entertainment. The companies are promising a 3-D feature film based on the characters from the first Terminator movie, with a proposed budget of $70 million.

So far, so good, right? We'd all like to see a new Terminator. (Well, most of us, anyway.)

But here comes the unexpected part of the news. Terminator 3000 is planned as an animated picture.

Not much is known about the planned plot of the film, as all that's been revealed is that violence will be minimized so the film can be released with a PG-13 rating.

While we're thrilled about a new Terminator movie, and steering away from a live-action version will save us from any more of those Christian Bale on-set rants, we're not sure how we feel about an animated take. While we let the news sink in—what do you think?

(via comingsoon)

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