Paramount must be pleased with the dailies from the in-production fifth movie in the 'Terminator' franchise, as they've now moved to green light a further two more 'Terminator' films, which will extend the reboot into a full fledged trilogy.
Under the terms of the rights agreement which saw Skydance Entertainment take control over the property, the rights will revert back to creator James Cameron in 2019, which is why Paramount need to move now to maximise their investment, alongside the ageing of star Arnold Schwarzenegger who is now 67 years old. This presumably will close the book on the series due to Cameron's lack of desire to exploit it.
Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), 'Terminator: Genisys', which returns Schwarzenegger into the star-making role which he last played in 2003's 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines', also features a new cast including Emilia Taylor of 'Game of Thrones' as Sarah Connor, alongside Jai Courtney (Die Hard 5) as her son John Connor.
'Terminator: Genisys' is due to be released on July 1 2015, whilst the second and third films will be released in 2017 and 2018 respectively.