Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 told audiences he’d be back, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen when Terminator 2: Judgment Day returns to theaters in 2017 with a fancy new 3D treatment.
Studio Canal has released a poster for its upcoming 3D re-release of James Cameron’s 1991 blockbuster, which pitted Schwarzenegger’s terrifying killer robot against a new, liquid-metal assassin to determine the fate of mankind. Much like Cameron did with Titanic, Terminator 2 will be converted to 3D and then return to theaters at an unspecified date in 2017. The 3D re-release of Titanic in 2012 added more than $343 million worldwide to its all-time gross.
Written and directed by Cameron and starring Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Robert Patrick, Terminator 2 was once the most expensive movie ever made, and rewarded the studio with a then-massive $519 million in worldwide box office. (The film’s $102 million price tag converts to approximately $180 million by today’s standards.) By the end of its initial 19-week run in theaters, it had earned more than $204 million domestically and $315 million internationally.
Along with all of its box-office success, Terminator 2 also won four Academy Awards for technical innovation and was nominated for an additional two Academy Awards.
To this day, Terminator 2 remains the highest-grossing installment of the five-film Terminator franchise, beating both the $440 million earned worldwide by last year’s Terminator: Genisys and the $150 million earned by 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. It’s also the third-highest grossing film directed by Cameron, after 2009’s Avatar and 1997’s Titanic.
The specific release date for the 3D version of Terminator 2: Judgment Day hasn’t been announced yet.