A cyborg has been sent from the future on a deadly mission to kill Sarah Connor. So begins the sci-fi saga that has stretched over a decade to encompass films, TV programs, toys and countless other spin offs.
Now the Terminator franchise is up for sale to the highest bidder and attracting significant interest from a recession-wary media industry, a report in the Financial Times said Monday.
The auction will test Hollywood's intellectual-property valuations at a time when profits are under pressure, the FT said. It doesn't cover earlier Terminator films, many of which star Arnold Schwarzenegger, but allows the buyer to add to the franchise with new productions, the report said.