He'll be back—Sony joins bidding for Terminator rights

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

James Cameron might not think the world cares about another Terminator flick, but based on the battle over the rights to produce future films in the franchise, he may be alone in that opinion.

According to Variety, Sony has joined Lionsgate in bidding for the rights to the Terminator franchise.

Last month, Lionsgate was the first bidder, offering $15 million and a 5 percent cut of future gross receipts. Sony submitted its own bid for an undisclosed amount on Thursday, the final day for submitting offers.

The auction for the Terminator assets—which include the rights to future films, TV series, DVDs and merchandise—will be held Monday at the offices of FTI Consulting in Los Angeles, followed by a bankruptcy court hearing two days later.

So what do you think? After Terminator: Salvation, do you still care?

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