Terminator 2: Judgement Day is returning to theaters, and boy is that melty, silver prick ever going to emerge out of the floor this time. That's because, for this worldwide re-release, director James Cameron is reportedly partnering with DMG Entertainment and Studiocanal to digitally remaster the film with a 3D conversion.
Why now? "Next year marks the 25th anniversary of Terminator 2 and that seemed like the perfect time to bring it back but this time in an all-new 3D version," Cameron said in a statement. Though, really, it's as much a celebration of the rapidly expanding, increasingly profitable Chinese film market.
Both the Terminator franchise and 3D films have a large following in China--Terminator: Genisys made $112 million in China versus $90 million domestically. Seeing as how T2 has never even been released theatrically there, this makes a lot of sense. Have to get it out there before China starts to actually manufacture robot skeleton armies, after all.
It's said that this dreary but hopeful future, wherein man actually puts a decent Terminator sequel in theaters, will occur sometime in 2016.