Warner Bros has today confirmed that production on the fourth movie in the Terminator franchise will begin in early 2008.
After the frightening rumours last week that Vin Diesel would step into Arnie's boots as the titular robot, while Charlie's Angels director McG would helm the movie, the studio has admitted that Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins will start shooting soon.
Variety reports that a screenplay was been penned by John Brancato and Michael Ferris, writers of the Terminator 3 script, while Warner Bros will distribute the Halcyon production.
Derek Anderson, Halcyon chief executive, who has teamed with Terminator 3 executive producer Moritz Borman to purchase the series rights, told the trade newspaper that the film is "set in the future, in a full-scale war between Skynet and humankind".
And Borman hinted that the fourth movie is just the start for a reinvented franchise.
"The third film was really the conclusion of what happened in the 'now'," he explained.
"You will find the most-loved characters, but the intention here is to present a fresh new world and have this be the first of a trilogy."
Though Arnold Schwarzenegger is obviously busy as governor of California, Borman added that they hoped for a cameo from the original Terminator.