Terminator: Dark Fate is an upcoming American science fiction action film directed by Tim Miller with a screenplay written by David S. Goyer. The film’s story was conceived by Miller and series co-creator James Cameron, with the latter also serving as a producer alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.
The upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate will mark the sixth film in the long-running dystopian sci-fi franchise. While The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day are some of the most revered genre films of all time, the three that followed (Rise of the Machines, Salvation, and Genisys) never quite found their footing with audiences .
Even though the script for Dark Fate wasn’t completed when Hamilton officially signed on, seeing Sarah Connor’s evolution in early story drafts convinced her to do it.
The film will also reset the timeline, so to speak. As a direct sequel to the first two Terminator movies, it will ignore all the trio of films that came out after, which Hamilton referred to as “forgettable.”