Oi, Terminator, Noooooo

Rights battle explodes over proposed animated Terminator film

And some of those people reckon they actually have the legal power to make them stop.

The full story of the legal battle has been unfolding over at Deadline New York , but the short version is:

Pacificor, the company that owns the rights to the Terminator franchise, has sent a cease and desist letter to Hannover House. Hannover House CEO Eric Parkinson, former head of the Home Video division of Hemdale, who made the original Terminator , claims that he owns the animation rights to the property which weren't included in the sale to Carolco. The two sides have a meeting next week to thrash it out.