I noticed the date to start production of Terminator: Genesis is the third anniversary of J-Day from the Sarah Connor Chronicles. I've also heard David Ellison of Skydance Productions is a fan.
I chatted with someone who has read the script. He said it is a strong script and it has a much more James Cameron feel to it, unlike T3 and T4. Also, one of the writers, Laeta Kalogridis, has written for Cameron in the past. Naturally, he wouldn't be specific about what was in the script.
I'm excited about this 'reboot' and its accompanying TV series.
Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller are writing a pilot for a new series to go with Terminator: Genesis. It isn't clear when it would air if they get picked up. It could lead into the new movie or spin off from it. They are still planning to do 3 movies and the series is supposed to intersect with the movies in 'interesting ways.' It is supposed to pick up from a critical moment in the first movie and go in a completely different direction. We've heard that the series will be unlike anything we've seen before but will still be recognizable as Terminator. These 2 guys wrote some of the best episodes of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dungeons and Dragons, a two part Today is the Day, The Good Wound, Goodbye To All That. Most are military/future resistance fighter themed episodes.
I don't know if anyone remembered, but Jan 28 was the 28th anniversary of the Challenger explosion. I think the Challenger was the first shuttle we lost, and Columbia the only other one, if I'm not mistaken. Very sad situation, both times.