During a recent private event, James Cameron revealed that Linda Hamilton is part of the planned reboot of the Terminator franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Oscar-winning director emphasized the impact of Hamilton’s tough heroine, Sarah Connor, who appeared in the franchise’s first three movies and in 2009’s Termination Salvation, returning for the remake, noting that the matured hero is usually male.
“There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys,” he said. “but there isn’t an example of that for women.”
Last month, Cameron opened up to ET’s Ash Crossan about the future of Terminator and how much the modern age of drones and artificial intelligence will form the apocalyptic world.
“We have to ask ourselves some fundamental questions: Is there something that can be said in this Terminator universe that hasn’t been said — and is relevant to the world we’re in right now?” he said. “There’s so much in our world that’s catching up to Terminator. We have killer robots, they’re called unpiloted combat drones … we’re on the cusp of artificial intelligence that could be equal of a human intelligence.”
“So we got to start asking ourselves what that means for our existence as a society and for our own sense of meaning,” he continued.
“This is where fiction comes in. It allows us to explore different possibilities, so obviously if we were to explore it in a Terminator, the context is all going to be very negative.”