Terminator anime series by Production I.G, Skydance, and Matthew Tomlin revealed a teaser video earlier today. The anime was initially announced in 2021, but there has been no news since. Tomlin and Production I.G are also working on the upcoming BRZRKR adaptation, which is also coming to Netflix.
Not much is known about the Terminator anime at this time, as this is the first piece of promotional content for it. The franchise started with the 1984 The Terminator movie, directed by James Cameron. The movie brought Arnold Schwarzenegger to fame and has since become a classic, with several sequels, video games, novels, and more. The anime was announced as “coming soon”:
The president and CEO of Production I.G, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, commented on the initial announcement, saying:
“I asked my long-time friend and colleague Mamoru Oshii what he thought about the idea of turning the ‘Terminator’ into an animated series. His response was ‘Ishikawa, are you insane?’ At that instant, I was confident that we should get on board. 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!”
The plot of the movie follows a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator, who travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son will save mankind in the future. Sent to protect Sarah is Kyle Reese, who divulges the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator in hot pursuit, she and Kyle attempt to escape.
Source: Netflix Geeked Week ’23