Early this year we took a poll asking if the Terminator franchise should be rebooted, continue with more sequels or just go away forever. The middle choice won by a long shot and now we have word of another installment to appease you readers who voted that way. No, we still don't know when or if there will be a direct follow-up to Terminator Salvation. Instead, Dark Horizons reports there's a $70 million 3D animated Terminator film in the works titled Terminator 3000.

The movie will be produced by Hannover House (Twelve) and Red Bear Entertainment and they're targeting a PG-13 rating, which is really no different from the last couple Terminator movies or the TV series. The press release announcing the project does still mention plans to minimize the violence, however, to achieve the classification. No plot has been revealed, obviously, nor do we know when it'll make its way to theaters. Production is expected to begin in January.

I guess it was only a matter of time before there was an animated Terminator. All the major franchises get into the medium at some point. Actually, I'm surprised there was never a cartoon series, though I think we can now anticipate such a spin-off if this is successful -- or maybe even if it isn't (ahem, Clone Wars). Let's hope Hannover uses the following animation as inspiration for what direction to go in:

[Image of cartoon Terminator from The Simpsons episode "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot"]