'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Hired for New 'Terminator'

September 5, 2013
Source: Variety


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?

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Well.... I haven't seen Thor, so on that front I'm not sure. But I feel about 1000x more confident with him instead of Patrick Lussier. All that said, I don't think we need another film in this franchise.

Chazzy on Sep 5, 2013


I cannot agree, There is SOOOOO much fodder for great movies in the Skynet universe. It just so happens that instead of making good movies they instead just basically redo the same movie with new angles. I hope the new one stays in the future.

Brian Sleider on Sep 5, 2013


I'm still wanting to see a full on 'humanity vs skynet' war. Basically 'the opening of T2: the movie' I was hoping Terminator Salvation would be that, but alas, it wasn't. Maybe within this new 'trilogy' we can get that type of movie. Hell, I always had the idea that the human vs Skynet war could be a trilogy of it's own, Judgement Day and the early war(we got some of it in T3) then the sort of 'prime' of the war, and then the final days of the war.

Chris Groves on Sep 5, 2013


I want pretty much the same thing, the ending of the 3rd movie could be them storming skynet to find they sent back the t-800, then they send back Resse. Full Circle FTW

Brian Sleider on Sep 5, 2013


Exactly, always thought that would be fitting. I mean really, you could do an entire series of Terminator movies that never even touch on time travel. I mean, that's a big point of the original series, but the human-machine war is just an interesting without any of it.

Chris Groves on Sep 6, 2013


I'm not dying to see a Terminator reboot, I'd prefer it not happen as opposed to happening. BUT Taylor did great work on Game of Thrones, and Thor: The Dark World looks promising. SO I can definitely say that this is far from a bad choice.

Chris Groves on Sep 5, 2013


If Thor 2 turns out to be anything like Thor 1, i will not waste my time on the "rebooted" Terminator.

Such heroic nonsense on Sep 6, 2013


Well if you don't like Thor and don't think Thor: The Dark World looks better, than I doubt you care for too many blockbusters.

Chris Groves on Sep 6, 2013


I know Taylor is a great director but this is far from anything he has done before. I would have definitely preferred Rian Johnson seeing his work on the film Looper treading similar science fiction grounds and I even more surprised they didn't go for him.

Charlie Hard on Sep 5, 2013


You know honestly for this to work (imo ofcourse) they need make a personal and intense flick - like Dredd or Blomkamp's stuff.

Japetto on Sep 5, 2013


This could be good. I enjoyed T3 and Salvation well it sucked. Even though T3 was enjoyable T1 and T2 are two of my favorite films of all time! I do think there is more they can do with the mythology and "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" showed that Terminator still has steam. Personally I would want a film set in the future during the War and keep time travel out of it for the most part. In the right hands it could be Saving Private Ryan meets Terminator but I am uncertain of this choice for Director. All I ask is if this is set during the "War" please have the skies dark and black all the time not in New Mexico or whatever the hell it was in salvation! It takes away the grim vibe of the on going War against Skynet.

Nathan Williams on Sep 5, 2013


I actually like Salvation. I think Sam did a good job and in fact, stole the show from Christian. T3 was god-awful tho IMO.

Such heroic nonsense on Sep 6, 2013


To each his own. Sam was good I liked him a lot. I just didn't like how they portrayed the "war" it just didn't do it for me.

Nathan Williams on Sep 6, 2013


The fact that this is being remade makes me cringe. What the frak!?

Barnaby Barrilla on Sep 6, 2013


Another movie to watch crash and burn.

cobrazombie on Sep 8, 2013

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