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News broke today that the rights to the Terminator franchise are now up for sale. And it looks like there's now a frontrunner in the ensuing bidding war: None other than Joss Whedon who, in an open letter, has put up an offer of $10,000 ("That's four — FOUR! — zeroes after that one") to take control of the series. He even has plans already. To wit:

Terminator… of the Rings! Yeah, what if he time-travelled TOO far… back to when there was dragons and wizards? (I think it was the Dark Ages.) Hasta La Vista, Boramir! Cool, huh? "Now you gonna be Gandalf the Red!" RRRRIP! But then he totally helps, because he's a cyborg and he doesn't give a s#&% about the ring — it has no power over him! And he can carry it AND Frodo AND Sam AND f@%& up some orcs while he's doing it. This stuff just comes to me. I mean it. (I will also offer $10,000 for the Lord of the Rings franchise).

Whedonesque has the letter in its entirety. It's very much worth your time.


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