Terminator 5 will be rated R

A quick update on the Terminator 5 project this morning, with financier Megan Ellison confirming that the film will represent a return to the R-rated mindset of the original film.

“We can’t really tell you guys anything about Terminator ,” said Ellison on her Twitter feed, “BUT it will be an R rated film as God and James Cameron intended.”

It’s news that will come as a relief to fans of the franchise, particularly after the blood and thunder was toned down for recent instalment Terminator: Salvation .

Hopefully this good news will soon be followed up by an announcement confirming a new director. Fast Five ’s Justin Lin was initially attached to the position, before commitments to the next Fast & Furious movie meant he was forced to drop out.

We’ve also got no word on casting at this stage, although we won’t be alone in hoping that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be involved in some capacity. Terminator 5 is tentatively expected to arrive at some point in 2014.