The Terminator anime series is coming as Netflix announced on Friday, that they are partnering with Skydance for an anime adaptation of the successful global movie franchise the Terminator. Anime studio Production I.G will be seeing animation production. Production I.G previously worked on Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 and B: The Beginning anime, which are also available on Netflix.
Mattson Tomlin will be the showrunner and executive producer. He previously wrote the script for Project Power on Netflix and co-wrote The Batman.
- Mattson Tomlin: “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.”
- John Derderian, Netflix, Vice President of Japan & Anime: “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.”
- Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, President and CEO of Production I.G: “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 onboard. 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!”
Terminator is an American media franchise created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. The franchise encompasses a series of sci-fi action films, comics, novels, and additional media, about an all-out war between Skynet’s synthetic intelligence, a network of self-aware military machines, and John Connor’s resistance forces comprising the survivors of the human race. Skynet’s most famous products for its genocidal targets are the various Terminator models, such as the T-800, which was portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original Terminator movie in 1984. By 2010, the franchise had generated $ 3 billion in revenue. .
Source – Press release