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Warner To Distribute <I>Terminator 3

11 Dec, 2001 By: Hive News

Warner Bros. Pictures has scored the domestic distribution rights to Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines, the long-awaited sequel to The Terminator'and Terminator II: Judgment Day.

To be produced by Mario Kassar, Andrew Vajna and Joel Michaels of C-2 Pictures and Hal Lieberman, the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer takes up the torch of a successful franchise and set the stage for future Terminator sequels.

Principal photography for the Jonathan Mostow (U-571, Breakdown') directed film is set for April, with a planned summer 2003 release.

Terminator 3 is a C-2 Pictures/Intermedia production in association with the Munich-based production entity IMF and Mostow/Lieberman Productions. Intermedia's co-chairmen Moritz Borman, Nigel Sinclair and Guy East will executive produce.

`We had a very difficult time making the final decision on the domestic distributor but in the end, Warner pulled out all of the stops and committed the full support and extensive resources we wanted from the entire AOL Time Warner organization.," stated Kassar and Vajna, cochairmen of C-2 Pictures.

"We are delighted to be working with Alan Horn, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and the Warner Bros. Pictures team that has proven magic with blockbusters,'' said Intermedia's co-chairman Moritz Borman.

``We look forward to working with Arnold Schwarzenegger and our colleagues at C-2 and Intermedia to bring Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines to fans throughout North America in 2003,'' stated Warner Bros., president and c.o.o. Alan Horn and president of Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

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