How Schwarzenegger and Rodriguez just broke our geek hearts

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Dec 17, 2012

They may be on different tracks of quality as of late, but fans have been holding out hope to see new versions of Terminator and Predators for a while now. Sadly, it looks like the odds for either are pretty slim.

First up: Predators. The 2010 Robert Rodriguez sequel starring Adrien Brody was a pretty darn good flick, and a return to form for a franchise that had gotten off the rails as of late.

But according to Rodriguez, a recent shake-up at 20th Century Fox (co-CEO Tom Rothman's decision to step down) likely derailed any chances for a sequel to his adaptation anytime soon:

"We were thinking about it. I don't know, I'll have to talk to them. They just had a regime change over there - we'll see what happens."
Regime change or not, here's hoping Fox wises up and gets a sequel moving soon.

Now on to the Terminator franchise, which most recently limped out of the box office with a mostly toothless effort a la Terminator Salvation. According to the original big metal killing machine, Arnold Schwarzenegger, it looks like Salvation may have put the series on ice for a while.

He told Empire:

"I think (producer) Megan Ellison owns the rights to 'Terminator 16,' or whatever it is. They have been trying to put a script together but I've not seen it, so I've no idea. There's nothing on the drawing board at this point. Nothing on the plan."
So, sadly, it looks like both franchises might be in for a dormant period.

What do you think? Do they both deserve a rest, or do you wish one of these would get back on the radar soon?

(Via Shock TIll You Drop and Empire)