It was reported that the auction will be over in early February, but it seems that Halycon Group has found a “stalking horse” bidder for the rights. And, its a company I really didn’t think of, Lionsgate.
Thanks to ComingSoon.net:
“In a federal bankruptcy court filing today, Halcyon Group, the company owned by producers Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek, named Lionsgate the “stalking horse” bidder for the rights. The duo put the franchise up for sale in September to raise cash to work their way out of Chapter 11 reorganization.”
This means that any company that wants the franchise rights will have to bid more than $750,000 against Lionsgate.
I really don’t mind what company gets the rights, but I just hope that they don’t make anymore sequels. The continuity for the films should have ended with “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”. Not just because the films after that were very underwhelming, but also, the story didn’t need anymore films for it to be told.
If the company that gets the rights does make sequels, then I hope they make them more than just mindless action flicks. The first two, if you pay attention, are far more than that, which is mostly why they are regarded as “Sci-Fi Legends”. Not to mention that both T3 and T4 had many plot holes, and characters were very miscast(CoughNickStahlCough).
I think its safe to say that McG is out no matter who buys the rights. The deadline for the auction is February 5(A day before my b-day), and the new owner will be determined on February 10, during the bankruptcy court.
Would you like Lionsgate to win the rights? If not, who then?