Terminator Franchise for Sale!
The production company that owns the screen rights for the Terminator franchise will be holding an auction this month. Any takers!
Terminator Salvation production company Halcyon will auction off their screen rights to the Terminator film franchise this month.
The Financial Times claims that any such deal “will test Hollywood intellectual property valuations at a time when film industry profits are under pressure from falling DVD sales.”
The parties interested in purchasing the franchise rights reportedly include Sony Pictures (said to be the leading candidate), Summit Entertainment (the studio behind the Twilight franchise), and Delphi auto parts parent company Platinum Equity.
The deal would include the rights to Terminator Salvation and a potential Terminator 5, but not to the three Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring films.