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Terminator Anime Series Confirmed for Netflix

Netflix will be launching another anime series that is based on the movie Terminator of 1984. Anime has recently gained immense popularity in the world of Entertainment. And Netflix has utilized this opportunity very well. People are looking forward to seeing more anime. And to cater to this increasing demand. It has released many Anime series and movies. And is currently working on a few too. Most of these anime movies are based on some of the top thriller movies and Terminator is no exception. other similar anime projects of Netflix also include Pacific Rim, Kong: Skull Island, and Tomb Raider.

The Terminator is an American science fiction film. It was directed by James Cameron and was released in 1984. The film starred, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He played the iconic role of terminator who was a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor. As her son was going to save mankind from extinction after a very big attack from hostile Artificial Intelligence in the future. Also, there was a soldier Kyle Reese sent back in time to protect Sarah from the terminator. The role of Sarah Connor was played by Linda Hamilton in the film. And the role of Kyle Reese was played by Michael Biehn. The cast also included Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Earl Boen, Bess Motta, and Rick Rossovich. The other also had Shawn Schepps as Nancy,  Dick Miller, Franco Columbu, Bill Paxton, Brian Thompson, and Marianne Muellerleile.

The screenplay for this movie was written by  Gale Anne Hurd along with co-writer William Wisher Jr. The co-writer received credit for additional dialogue. Lastly, the movie was produced by  John Daly and Derek Gibson from the Hemdale Film Corporation. The Terminator had topped the United States box office for two weeks. In 2008, The Terminator was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress. This film had six sequels to it which were also converted into novels, comics, Tv series, and video games. The Terminator grossed $38.3 million in the US and Canada and $40 million in the other countries turning it to a total of $78.3 million. 

The film was extremely well received by the people. The film also received a number of awards and was also in the top 10 list of Times in 1984.

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Terminator Anime Series Confirmed for Netflix

Netflix has finally announced the release for the new anime series which is based on the incredible movie The Terminator. Netflix has appointed The Batman co-writer Mattson Tomlin to write the screenplay for the anime series. The writer stated that the series won’t be rebooting the film but expanding the world originally created by James Cameron. Tomlin stated that “Anyone who knows my writing knows I believe in taking big swings and going for the heart. I’m honored that Netflix and Skydance have given me the opportunity to approach Terminator in a way that breaks conventions, subverts expectations, and has real guts.”

This series on Netflix will be the first-ever show of Terminator which will be turned into an anime series. The Netflix version of this film is a co-production with Skydance and Production I.G. John Derderian, Vice President of Japan & Anime at Netflix, said that “Terminator is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created–and has only grown more relevant to our world over time. The new animated series will explore this universe in a way that has never been done before. We can’t wait for fans to experience this amazing new chapter in the epic battle between machines and humans.”

Also, the President and CEO of Production I.G Mitsuhisa Ishikawa commented that, “I asked my long-time friend and colleague Mamoru Oshii what he thought about the idea of turning Terminator into an animated series. His response was “Ishikawa, are you out of your mind?” At that instant, I was confident we should get on board. As huge fans, our team at Production I.G is putting their heart and souls into creating this series. We hope fans will enjoy it!”

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