Could Gale Anne Hurd return to rescue the Terminator franchise?

Gale Anne Hurd was the producer of the classic film The Terminator and its sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day—also known as the GOOD Terminator movies. And in what could be a Christmas wish come true, she said she would love to make another Terminator movie.

In saying so, she also acknowledges that the movie and TV series have gone awry from the original vision that made The Terminator so utterly cool: a consistent premise, dramatic tension, romance and explosions, all in one film.

While reminiscing about The Terminator, which she co-wrote along with James Cameron and William Wisher (with some inspirational help from multi-award-winning writer Harlan Ellison, but that's another story) Hurd told EW:

"It's very sad," says Hurd of the franchise's recent history. "You feel like you gave birth to something and it's been adopted and those adoptions haven't worked out. Of course I'd be interested in doing another one. I'd love it."

The news is both positive and worrying. The longer the series continues, the more its appeal can become watered down. The third movie, Terminator: Rise of the Machines, was terminally bland; the fourth movie, Terminator Salvation, is remembered more for star Christian Bale's on-set outburst than the actual movie; the television series, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, tended to meander (sadly, its last few episodes were extremely potent and left us wanting more).

But on the upside, Hurd could bring back the sensibility that made The Terminator great. The more Hurd talks about the Terminator series, the more ears will perk up.

Now all we need is one good financial backer to listen.

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