James Cameron’s ‘Terminator’ Sequel at Paramount Gets a ‘Dark’ Title

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The sixth and potentially final installment in the “Terminator” franchise from producer James Cameron has a new title from Paramount. The film will be called “Terminator: Dark Fate,” an individual with knowledge of the film tells TheWrap.

Though he’s directing the “Avatar” films, Cameron is heavily involved in this film that reunites Arnold Schwarzenegger with Linda Hamilton, the original Sarah Connor, and it is the first time the two have been on screen together since “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

While the plot for the film is unknown, Cameron has promised that it will have a sense of closure to it and align more closely with the events of the second film, as opposed to the subsequent sequels.

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“Deadpool” director Tim Miller directs and is credited with writing the story alongside David Ellison. Josh Friedman, David S. Goyer, Billy Ray and Justin Rhodes all wrote the screenplay.

Also starring in “Terminator: Dark Fate” are Mackenzie Davis and Natalia Reyes, who appeared in a first look photo opposite Hamilton.

“Dark Fate” opens in theaters from Paramount and Skydance on Nov. 1. It will open on a busy fall weekend opposite wide releases “Charlie’s Angels” from Universal, the Edward Norton crime drama “Motherless Brooklyn” from Warner Bros. and the animated “Arctic Dogs” from Entertainment Studios.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Says James Cameron Is Heavily Involved in ‘Terminator 6’

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James Cameron may be busy working on not one but two “Avatar” sequels, but Arnold Schwarzenegger says that’s not stopping him from watching the making of the next “Terminator” film like a hawk.

In an interview with the fansite TheArnoldFans, Schwarzenegger says there’s very little he can talk about when it comes to “Terminator 6,” which comes out this fall. But what he can say is that in his role as producer, Cameron made sure to stay heavily involved in the making of the film, working closely with director Tim Miller of “Deadpool” fame.

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“Jim Cameron is right now directing ‘Avatar’ films, so he’s taken on this enormous challenge and he’s very busy with that, BUT he’s a control freak,” Schwarzenegger said.

“As you know, ‘Terminator’ is kind of his baby; so he does get involved in the filming. There were interesting discussions about which direction to go with a certain scene or how the dialogue should finish or what the certain look should be of an individual and all that stuff, so there was a big collaboration between Jim and Tim Miller. I feel it was in good hands with both of them.”

“Terminator 6” will see the long-awaited reunion of Schwarzenegger with Sarah Connor herself, Linda Hamilton. It will be the first film the two actors and Cameron have worked on together since “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” 28 years ago, and will be a direct sequel to that film. It will arrive in theaters Nov. 1.

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Oscar Week Party Report: Glenn Close, Allison Janney, LaKeith Stanfield and More Hit the Scene (Photos)

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Current Academy Awards nominees, past Oscar winners and everyone who’s anyone has been hitting parties all over town as the countdown to Oscars 2019 is in full tilt.

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Cadillac threw its annual bash at Chateau Marmont on Thursday night, where Oscar winners including Allison Janney, Christoph Waltz and Hilary Swank literally rubbed shoulders in the packed garden with Liev Schreiber, Tiffany Haddish and Zoe Saldana. Word is that two-time winner Swank had some good advice for anyone navigating Oscar night: “Eat before you go.”

Also in the crush were Stephan James, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan and Allen Leech, who had bounced across town from the Oscar Wilde Awards held earlier at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot studio in Santa Monica.

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At that annual Oscar Wilde bash that reminds the world of the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, Irishman Leech (who’s on a roll with “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Downton Abbey” turning him into a household face) presented his fellow countryman Aidan Gillen with a special award.

Current best actress nominees Glenn Close and Melissa McCarthy made Oscar Wilde the place where they proved they’re not really in competition, as McCarthy presented Close with her Irish award — a Hawke + Axel hand-blown eternal flame crystal prize.

Chris O’Dowd got one, too, and Abrams played a congenial host to other current nominees Ed Guiney, Robbie Ryan and Peter Devlin as well as a gaggle of celebs including John Cho, Kathy Griffin, Nicole Holofcener and Paula Malcolmson.

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Back in Hollywood at new hotspot h club, the Dolby Laboratories reminded the Academy that cinematographers, sound editors and sound mixers deserve as much love as actors and directors, with a big party honoring the nominees in those categories.

The sound was turned up to 11 as Karasene (the live band) got everyone rockin’, including nominees Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic for “A Star Is Born,” Tim Cavagin, John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone from “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Mary H. Ellis, Mildred Iatrou Morgan and Ai-Ling Lee for “First Man” and Sergio Diaz from “Roma,” who all enjoyed the above-the-line limelight for a night.

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Meanwhile, up in the Beverly Hills, environmental advocate, actor and author Suzy Amis Cameron hosted her annual Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) Pre-Oscars Celebration, putting the focus once again on sustainable and environmentally friendly and ethical clothing. (James Cameron, Danielle Macdonald, Suzy Amis Cameron, Samata Pattinson, LaKeith Stanfield, Fiona Xie and Laura Harrier all turned out.)

This year, Danielle Macdonald (“Dumplin’”) and Laura Harrier (“BlacKkKlansman”) will represent RCGD at the Academy Awards.

Others who made the trek up into the chilly hills to the Albright Fashion Library included LaKeith Stanfield (who wore a RCGD design last year), James Cameron, Michelle Rodriguez and Fiona Xie.

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Earlier that afternoon, a crowd of women descended on the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel ballroom for a completely different ladies-who-lunch extravaganza (very different indeed from the typical wizened Beverly Hills set).

This power-player group joined Essence Magazine for their annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon, all celebrating “black excellence” in Hollywood.

The scene was led by Regina Hall (“Support the Girls”) — seen above with Sean “Diddy” Combs, KiKi Layne, Amandla Stenberg, Sanaa Lathan, and Elaine Welteroth — as Essence honored Hall, Jenifer Lewis, Stenberg and Layne. Amber Riley performed as Ava Duvernay, Angela Bassett and Sheryl Lee Ralph looked on.

And there were even a few men in the packed place, including Sean “Diddy” Combs and “BlacKkKlansman” nominees Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard.

That afternoon was also devoted to collecting a bit of swag, as Doris Bergman once again hosted her 11th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge and Party at the Fig & Olive in WeHo, which saw a revolving door of stars.

Oscar nominee Bruce Dern (above) turned up, as did Christopher MacDonald, Esai Morales, Deidre Hall and a slew of others; everything stopped as a downpour turned into sleet and snow for a moment, causing everyone to run to see that strange climate change phenomenon in action.

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Speaking of climate change and freezing SoCal weather, Wednesday night’s Global Green 25th Anniversary Gala actually started things off during Oscar week, as the Four Seasons Beverly Hills was transformed into a grazing party filled with locally produced, sustainable foods, wines, beers and other products, all designed to get the stars thinking about protecting the planet.

With a goal to fight climate change, the organization easily drew a collection of like-minded stars to its pre-Oscar gala. Everyone from Ed O’Neill to Fran Dresher, Amy Smart, Ed Begley Jr. and Tia Carrere (above), who all enjoyed a performance by Robin Thicke after bidding on loads of ecology themed live auction items.

“This event is so important, I never miss it,” Carrere said, echoing the sentiment that rolled throughout the party.

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James Cameron Sets the Record Straight on Matthew McConaughey in ‘Titanic’ Rumor (Video)

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James Cameron is setting the record straight on an age old rumor that Matthew McConaughey was offered the role of Jack in Cameron’s “Titanic” but turned it down.

Cameron explained on “The Tonight Show” on Thursday that McConaughey did in fact audition for the movie, and they all really liked him. But then they met Leonardo DiCaprio.

“I just need everyone to back up for a second and realize not everything you hear on the internet is true,” Cameron told Jimmy Fallon. “Leo came in for an interview, and I had this weird thing, I looked around the room, and every woman in the building was in the meeting. Normally you meet with an actor and you’re one-on-one in an office. The accountant was there, and the female security guard. Maybe I should cast this guy.”

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McConaughey has addressed this rumor several times before as well. In 2012, he said in an interview with Larry King that he had auditioned for “Titanic” but had never been offered the part, not that he turned it down. And he joked that if he really was offered the part, his agent would be in for a world of trouble.

Then just last month, McConaughey stoked that rumor further in an interview with Andy Cohen, saying that when he auditioned, he thought he nailed the part. And in that interview, he claimed James Cameron himself started the rumor that he had turned it down.

“The audition went really well, well enough that when I left, I was being slapped on the back. You got it. This is what we’re looking for. Well enough that you call your agent and go, ‘Oh this is happening. I nailed it, and they’re really happy too.” McConaughey said. “And then there was a rumor, and James Cameron started this rumor somehow, that I got the role, and didn’t do it. This is false.”

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Well, Cameron not only denied that aspect of the story, but he hoped to make everything alright alright alright.

“The Matthew thing has become mythic,” Cameron said. “But I just want to say, Matthew, if you’re watching, are we good? It wasn’t me, man. I didn’t spread this rumor.”

Maybe McConaughey can star in one of the four upcoming “Avatar” sequels, which Fallon is apparently only just learning exist. Watch Cameron’s clip above.

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