Terminator 5 Will Not Be Distributed by Lotte and CJ E&M

D-Bo , Jan. 28, 2015, 10:32 a.m.

The upcoming Hollywood movie franchise Terminator 5 is preparing for their release.  The movie stars South Korean actor Lee Byung Hun.  Lotte Entertainment, which is one of the largest film production and distribution companies in Korea, has announced that they will not providing domestic distribution for the movie.

A spokesperson for Lotte Entertainment told Star News on January 27, “Although we have been identified as a distributor for ‘Terminator 5,’ the movie is currently not in our lineup.”

As a Hollywood film featuring Lee Byung Hun in a sizable role, “Terminator 5: Genisys” has already been receiving a lot of attention. CJ E&M previously considered taking up distribution but decided on selling the rights to “Terminator 5: Genisys” instead, leaving it an open question who would take CJ E&M’s place as distributor.

Terminator Genisys is an upcoming 2015 American science fiction action film directed by Alan Taylor and written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. It is the fifth installment in the Terminator series, and is said to "reset" the series, acting as a sequel, prequel, and reboot to the series. Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role as the titular character, along with newcomers Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, Lee Byung-hun, Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B. Vance, Sandrine Holt, and J. K. Simmons. The film is scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures on July 1, 2015.

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