Paramount Picks ‘Baywatch,’ Pulls ‘Terminator 2’ From Schedule
Paramount will replace the release schedule of the next installment of the Terminator reboot franchise with the Baywatch movie.Advertisement
While the Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer Terminator 2 was scheduled to open in theaters on May 19, 2017, Paramount announced that it will be replaced with the Baywatch movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Terminator: Genisys being a disappointment – earning merely $89 million in the United States and $440 million worldwide, and scoring 25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes – is the principal reason why the Paramount decided to go with the Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Kelly Rohrbach starrer.
Following an unimpressive collection at the box office, co-financer of Genisys, Skydance, said it was “readjusting” the plans for a trilogy.
Seth Gordon will be directing Baywatch. The director is known for his previous releases, Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief.