The good news is that we'll get the original Terminator, albeit an aged one with a legacy of illegitimate children. The bad news is that this news makes very unlikely the possibility that we'll have another Christian Bale meltdown on the set of the next installment. Take the sweet with the sour, I guess.

Arnie made the announcement that he'll be stepping back into his motorcycle boots next January for Paramount when filming begins. It's unclear what the story will be, but it will probably be an action film with a good-looking woman, as these types of movies so often are.

Details to follow shortly, no doubt.