Joss Whedon wants to buy Terminator franchise
November 02 2009
An Open Letter to the Terminator Owners. From a Very Important Hollywood Mogul
I am Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind Titan A.E., Parenthood (not the movie) (or the new series) (or the one where 'hood' was capitalized 'cause it was a pun), and myriad other legendary tales. I have heard through the 'grapevine' that the Terminator franchise is for sale, and I am prepared to make a pre-emptive bid RIGHT NOW to wrap this dealio up. This is not a joke, this is not a scam, this is not available on TV. I will write a check TODAY for $10,000, and viola! Terminator off your hands.
No, you didn't miscount. That's four -- FOUR! -- zeroes after that one. That's to show you I mean business. And I mean show business. Nikki Finke says the Terminator concept is played. Well, here's what I have to say to Nikki Finke: you are a fine journalist and please don't ever notice me. The Terminator story is as formative and important in our culture -- and my pretend play -- as any I can think of. It's far from over. And before you Terminator-Owners (I have trouble remembering names) rush to cash that sweet cheque, let me give you a taste of what I could do with that franchise:
1) Terminator... of the Rings! Yeah, what if he time-travelled TOO far... back to when there was dragons and wizards? (I think it was the Dark Ages.) Hasta La Vista, Boramir! Cool, huh? "Now you gonna be Gandalf the Red!" RRRRIP! But then he totally helps, because he's a cyborg and he doesn't give a s#&% about the ring -- it has no power over him! And he can carry it AND Frodo AND Sam AND f@%& up some orcs while he's doing it. This stuff just comes to me. I mean it. (I will also offer $10,000 for the Lord of the Rings franchise).
2) More Glau. Hey. There's a reason they're called "Summer" movies.
3) Can you say... musical? Well don't. Even I know that's an awful idea.
4) Christian Bale's John Connor will get a throat lozenge. This will also help his Batwork (ten grand for that franchise too, btw.)
5) More porn. John Connor never told Kyle Reese this, but his main objective in going to the past was to get some. What if there's a lot of future-babies that have to be made? Cue wah-wah pedal guitar -- and dollar signs!
6) The movies will stop getting less cool.
Okay. There's more -- this brain don't quit! (though it has occasionally been fired) -- but I think you get my drift. I really believe the Terminator franchise has only begun to plumb the depths of questioning the human condition during awesome stunts, and I'd like to shepherd it through the next phase. The money is there, but more importantly, the heart is there. But more importantly, money. Think about it. End this bloody bidding war before it begins, and put the Terminator in the hands of someone who watched the first one more than any other movie in college, including "Song of Norway" (no current franchise offer).
Sincerely, Joss Whedon.
- I wish I was sitting down, now I need a tissue! Hey I got $10,050 screw this "Joss Whedon" guy, I want the Terminator franchise. I've never heard of his movies. Never had any serenity with all these fireflies and angels buzzing overhead. I don't give a tam if he's got money, mal. Does he think he can run this ship? Well, he can't! I think he oughta get that kid taking a dirt-nap with baby jesus and make a hood ornament already! (Jayne, try not to steal too much of their sh#&!!) Um, yeah good luck "Joss". I think your primary buffer panel just fell off. -Grimace427 12:59, November 6, 2009 (UTC)
- Who the f*** is Joss Whedon? -Sec_1971 03:38, November 15, 2009 (UTC)
Haha, I had good material to work with! Besides Terminator, I am a HUGE Firefly/Serenity fan. If I were in their universe, I would like to be another "academy student" like River, perhaps not as crazy though...-Grimace427 17:45, November 15, 2009 (UTC)
I know the title "Terminator 6" hasn't been used officially (not that I've seen at least), but would it be prudent to create an article for the upcoming film? At the least, it'll make compiling info on it easier.--Hawki (talk) 09:23, September 23, 2017 (UTC)