'Terminator' Rights to Be Auctioned Off in February"I'll be back" is the most iconic line from the original 'Terminator,' but it might be a while before the man-vs.-cyborg saga is back in theaters.

Variety reports that the 'Terminator' franchise and all its properties -- future films, DVDs, TV series, merchandise -- are set to go on the auction block Feb. 1 as part of Halcyon Holding Group's bankruptcy proceedings. 'Terminator' Rights to Be Auctioned Off in February"I'll be back" is the most iconic line from the original 'Terminator,' but it might be a while before the man-vs.-cyborg saga is back in theaters.

Variety reports that the 'Terminator' franchise and all its properties -- future films, DVDs, TV series, merchandise -- are set to go on the auction block Feb. 1 as part of Halcyon Holding Group's bankruptcy proceedings.

Despite the underwhelming performance of the last two 'Terminator' sequels, the rights to the Terminator franchise could fetch a pretty penny estimated at over $375 million. Mario Kassar, the film's original producer, sold off the franchise to Halcyon after 'Terminator 3.' Since then, the saga has continued to suffer with a recently canceled TV series and a disappointing fourth installment, 'Terminator Salvation,' which wasted the star power of an A-lister like Christian Bale.

For diehard fans of 'Terminator,' the glory days of gun-toting Linda Hamilton and leather-clad Arnold Schwarzenegger are long gone, but there is still hope for the franchise -- so long as the next studio to revive it puts the right man in the director's chair. May we suggest James Cameron?
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