He said he’ll be back. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to Chinese theaters in October in a rerelease of sci-fi blockbuster Terminator 2: Judgment Day, it was announced last week.

The digitally remastered 3D rerelease – 25 years after the original came out – is on its way courtesy of a partnership with James Cameron, Studiocanal, and Beijing- and LA-based DMG Entertainment.

DMG Entertainment also confirmed with the Beijinger that they have developed a massive multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) and a virtual reality game for the film.

Though a worldwide release is expected, the key market for the movie is China where the franchise has a huge following despite the first version never getting a theatrical release here.

While the latest film in the franchise Terminator: Genisys was pretty widely panned – receiving only 33 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes – and earned only USD 89.7 million in the US, it was a huge hit in China, raking in USD 112.8 million.

Other 3D conversions have proved popular in China before including Titanic in 2012 and Jurassic Park in 2013. The exact release date for T2 3D has not been set yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

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