|Lionsgate Lead Terminator Auction
Written by Ivan Radford
|Thursday, 14 January 2010 13:34
Lionsgate are leading the bidding for the Terminator franchise with a stake of $15 million. Not a bad gambit for the rights, which are currently held by Halcyon Group as they undergo a bankruptcy sell-out.
Now, if anyone else wants in on the action, they'll have to stump up a pretty hefty amount - more than $500,000 to be exact. And finally, if Lionsgate do get outbit, they still get to keep $750,000 for their "breakup fee". Not a bad deal at all for the company most famous for the Saw series.
The closing date for bids is 5th February, with the final auction held five days later. So Sarah, John and Arnie's CGI double may well join Jigsaw and friends. Unless Joss Whedon somehow scrapes together the biggest cash sum of his career. Let's hope he can.
If not, maybe James Cameron should just step in with his cash and stop anyone else from making more Terminator movies.
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