The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on December 14, 2001 · 40
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H . . FRIDAY. DECEMBER 14. 2001 I MOVIES THE OMLY OKLAHOMAN WB wins bidding war for Terminator sequel on TV alter Its $38.4 million theatrical run. Warner Bros. I also the studio behind Schwarzenegger's upcoming action picture "Collateral Damafie." which was pushed bnck from its original Oct. S release date alter the Sept. 11 attacks because or sensitivity over its terrorist plot-line. It will strike theaters Feb. T3 beginning of more to come By Brandon Gray XapSit.nn HOLLYWOOD Same make, same model, new studio. Already home to such mega-franchises as "Harry Potter." "Batman" and "The Matrix," Warner Bros, has added another to its stable. The studio won the fierce bidding war for the domestic distribution and video rights to "Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines," production companies Intermedia and C-2 Pictures, the WB announced Monday. What's more, the companies revealed that this is only a new beginning for the "Terminator" series, that they, hope to make more sequels in the future. Principal photography on the third installment of the sci-fi action epic will commence in April with the highest green-lighted budget ever, reportedly between $165 million and 180 million. Arnold Schwarzeneg-' ger is commanding an unprecedented $30 million of that for his reprisal of the T-800 series of killing machines. The picture is targeting a summer 2003 release, most likely on July 4 weekend as Warner Bros, plans to launch "The Matrix Reloaded" on the Memorial Day 45: 7V t3 C vried-Liion Burgers 5 Homemade Chili Double Meat & Double Cheese Burger Old Fashion 16 Lb 5,or$700 Onion Burger to go miyi fisC SBgr1 pen sgsjfpP' 9am -8pm 4813 M. May Mayfair Village Enjoy the Ambiance of a real wood tire with the convenience of gas logs Add charm, beauty and warmth with this clay chinenea. 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Deals for international distribution are expected to be reached by the end of the year. Intermedia, on entertainment investment company based in Los Angeles. London and Munich, previously produced such pictures as "K-PAX." "The Wedding Planner." "Nurse Betty" and "Sliding Doors." Its upcoming releases include "K-19: The Widowmaker." "The Quiet American." "Adaptation" and "National Security." C-2 Pictures was formed by Karrar and Vajna out of the ashes of Carolco Pictures. With that company, the two produced the "Rambo" movies, "Total Recall." "Basic Instinct" and, of course, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." Costing $100 million, 1991's "T2" was one of the most expensive pictures of its day. It went on to gross over $520 million worldwide. By comparison, the first "Terminator" from 1984 was made for less than $7 million, and became a sleeper hit, collecting most of its fan base Come See Our Huge Selection of Lift Chairs Homecare Medical Mart . Phone:(405)634-1467 HH 4401 S. 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