'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Hired for New 'Terminator'
At the end of June, Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures had just announced that they will be releasing Terminator on June 26th, 2015. However, the film is not exactly Terminator 5 as once thought and the press release called it a rebooted movie, the first in a stand-alone trilogy. We've known that the screenplay was coming from Avatar and Shutter Island writer Laeta Kalogridis and Drive Angry writer and director Patrick Lussier, but now Variety reports that Thor: The Dark World and "Game of Thrones" director Alan Taylor will sit in the director's chair for the sci-fi franchise reboot. Read on!
However, there still aren't any details on the plot, though Arnold Schwarzengger has said in multiple interviews that he would return to the franchise. His T-800 Terminator model could easily be involved in another action plot that has nothing to do with John Connor or any of the previous mythology, so that's not a wild idea. Taylor landed the gig after names like Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Rian Johnson (Looper) and Denis Villenueve (Prisoners) never worked out a deal with the studio. This means that Taylor's work on the Marvel sequel impressed people enough to give him another blockbuster franchise to play with. Good?