‘Terminator 2’ Pulled From Schedule, ‘Baywatch’ Release Date Set

“Baywatch” will open on May 19, 2017


“Baywatch” has been slated to open on May 19, 2017, Paramount has announced Thursday.

“Terminator 2,” previously scheduled for that day, has been pulled from the studio’s release schedule. So far, no other movie is slated for May 19 of that year.

“Baywatch” follows a veteran lifeguard (Dwayne Johnson) who is forced to team up with a younger lifeguard (Zac Efron) to save the beach from an environmental disaster.

The film will be a big-screen adaptation of the hit TV series of the same name, which ran from 1989 to 2001 starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson.

Alexandra Daddario will reunite with her “San Andreas” costar Johnson in the film as she was recently cast as the female lead.

Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, while Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman are producing. Seth Gordon recently signed on to direct. Producers are targeting an early 2016 start.

“Terminator 2,” the sequel to Alan Taylor‘s “Terminator: Genisys,” was previously set for a May 19, 2017 release. “Terminator 3” had been slated to open on June 29, 2018, but that will presumably be pushed back as well.

In October, Skydance Media Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg weighed in on the future of the “Terminator” franchise following the disappointing domestic box office results for “Terminator: Genisys.”

“I wouldn’t say on hold, so much as re-adjusting,” she said at TheWrap’s 6th Annual Media Leadership Conference TheGrill about the company’s plans to pursue a big-screen trilogy as well as a new TV series announced in late 2013.

“We are not going to begin production at the beginning of next year,” Goldberg had said.