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In recent years, Netflix has promised to invest heavily in anime. It seems that the new trend is to bet on adaptations of major film franchises. According to Variety, the next classic to go anime will be The Terminator.
In partnership with Skydance – producer of Terminator: Dark Destiny and Terminator: Genesis – Netflix has hired Production IG to produce the animation.
The studio is responsible for the company’s great original animes, like B: The Beginning, and less well-received ones like Ghost in the Shell, so it’s hard to know what to expect.
A Batman Reinforcement
The series is in its early stages, so details are scarce. But we can confirm that executive production will be in charge of Mattson Tomlin, who worked with Matt Reeves on the screenplay for The Batman. In an interview, he left clues as to how he plans to explore the series.
“Anyone who knows my job knows that I believe in aiming for the heart and the big twists. I’m honored by the opportunity Netflix and Skydance have given me to take on “The Terminator” in a bold way, which breaks convention and subverts expectations. “
Although this is the first animated version of the franchise, Terminator has already had a series on the end of the Fox chain. The Sarah Connor Chronicles aired for two seasons with Lena Headey in the lead role.
With it, Terminator joins big names like the Splinter Cell game series and the Army of the Dead spinoff from director Zack Snyder, to bolster Netflix’s original anime catalog.