THOR: THE DARK WORLD's Alan Taylor Looks Set To Helm TERMINATOR Reboot

THOR: THE DARK WORLD's Alan Taylor Looks Set To Helm TERMINATOR Reboot

Alan Taylor has plenty of experience in the world of fantasy thanks to his work on Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World, but the director now looks set to add the upcoming Terminator reboot to his resume! We also have details on who else the studio were considering for the job...

Variety has revealed that Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor is in talks to helm the planned Terminator reboot from Skydance Productions, Paramount and Annapurna Pictures. The site adds that Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Rian Johnson (Looper) and Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) were all in contention before it was ultimately decided that Taylor was the right man for the job. Details are scarce at this point, although it's believed that this will be the first instalment of a new standalone trilogy. Arnold Schwarzenegger has also expressed interest in returning. Whether this means Taylor will be too busy to direct any season five episodes of Game of Thrones or even a possibly third instalment of the Thor franchise remains to be seen. What do you guys think?
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Reasonnnn - 9/5/2013, 12:46 PM
Puny Terminator
Baxman - 9/5/2013, 12:59 PM
TheRealRemyLebeau - 9/5/2013, 1:00 PM
Someone seen the early cut of Thor. Hmmmmmm marvel just made another persons career. Good news I assume.

Marvel: where trendsetters happen
TheRealRemyLebeau - 9/5/2013, 1:01 PM
Terminator Salvation was good. Wished they would continue that.
marvel72 - 9/5/2013, 1:01 PM
interesting choice,it would be a challenge to be better than the first two terminators.
Tony93 - 9/5/2013, 1:02 PM
I really liked Salvation.. I want Bale to come back and continue what happened.. I wanna know how it all ends!!
TheBeard - 9/5/2013, 1:03 PM
T-2 is one of the best movies of all time.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 9/5/2013, 1:05 PM
Oh and all these editorials about I feel this and that is good once and awhile, but this avalanche of editorials are Wack repeating the same Shit. I'm talking regular users and not CBM reporters. ;)
InfiniteMonkey - 9/5/2013, 1:07 PM
Arnold needs to stay away from all future installments.
Just take it in a new direction and really let go and blow it up!
ALegendaryPanda - 9/5/2013, 1:09 PM
Ryguy88 - 9/5/2013, 1:10 PM
Rian Johnson would have been sweet!
Bobby - 9/5/2013, 1:11 PM
They made a good movie with Salvation, now the morons in charge (suits) gave up and we're getting another attempt to salvage this franchise for the 3rd time in the last decade. Do these people ever learn? More chances they will burn their audience by the movie.
Omarvls - 9/5/2013, 1:11 PM

Age of Ultron
World's Finest
Star Wars Episode 7
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Independence Day 2
Terminator Reboot
Jurassic Park 4
Assassins Creed

That is big budget films in a span of 3 months WOW
third3ye - 9/5/2013, 1:15 PM
Out of all those directors, only Taylor and Lee have had experience managing blockbuster budgets. And after Hulk (2003), is there any surprise they went with Taylor over Lee?
PsychoManiacJacky - 9/5/2013, 1:19 PM
Ang Lee won big at the Academy Awards recently for Life of Pi so there is a surprise there. Besides who barely remembers the 2003 Hulk other than the fanboy community still raging about it.
DukeAcureds - 9/5/2013, 1:21 PM
Ang Lee's Terminator is the strangest thing I've heard since Ang Lee's Hulk.
LittleDanglyThing - 9/5/2013, 1:22 PM
Ang Lee is a great director. Hulk 2003 was a fluke of a bad movie.
Tony93 - 9/5/2013, 1:24 PM
Ocelot - 9/5/2013, 1:26 PM
The series was perfectly wrapped up with parts 1 and 2.
Baxman - 9/5/2013, 1:27 PM
Yeah and who are they going to get to play the Terminator...The Rock...weird....
Nubase - 9/5/2013, 1:27 PM
if its not the future war then forget it, why would anyone want to reboot a story that not even finished?, salvations was a good movie, l think many people liked it, ok it did not make a much money as judgment day but its unlikely any other terminator movie would.

l know the rights go back to cameron in 2018 or something like that, perhaps he will finish the story.

lf it was not for arnie going into politics these movies would have been dealt with.
LittleDanglyThing - 9/5/2013, 1:33 PM
Yea Salvation and 3 were pretty bad.
It was cool to see Bruce Wayne make an appearance in Terminator though.
Inhuman - 9/5/2013, 1:40 PM
This is BS. Give us Terminator 5 and finish the series before you reboot the entire franchise for christ sake! I want to see how John Connor and the resistance defeats the machines once and for all. Salvation was supposed to lead into T5. Hollywood sucks they are ruining all of our favorite franchises
BritishMonkey - 9/5/2013, 1:43 PM
I think I'd rather see Alan do more Thor and Game of Thrones for a while first.
symbiotics - 9/5/2013, 1:44 PM
Harlan Ellison is going to love this
FOOM - 9/5/2013, 1:44 PM
I just wish the Sarah Conner Chronicles was allowed to finish what it started.
ndwwrestler2 - 9/5/2013, 1:46 PM
Wow. All those guys are under consideration? At least they are taking this thing seriously and not treating it like they do VG movies.

I hope Cameron is involved as a producer or something.
Tevii - 9/5/2013, 1:47 PM
Salvation SUCKED ASS. Worst one in the bunch.

Id rather have them finish the saga, then reboot, but I can see why they want a clean slate. They really put themselves in a corner that I dont even know if they could fix properly.

but on another note, how hard will this be to remake? Ity better have a GREAT screenplay. The twist of the original wont be enough. They will really have to dig deep to make a great time travel movie
Tevii - 9/5/2013, 1:49 PM
Worst part...

-The Sarah Connor Chronicles left us hanging
-The movie series left us hanging

"lets screw over the audience AGAIN and make a third universe that we wont finish"
sanyaya - 9/5/2013, 2:00 PM
i was going to say yeah BUT THEN I SAW REBOOT [frick] THAT SHIT
jamesbrando3 - 9/5/2013, 2:00 PM
Damn. Rian Johnson would have been PERFECT for this, especially after Looper. He was actually my first choice. I wonder why they couldn't work something out w/ him......
Tainted87 - 9/5/2013, 2:08 PM
You know what would be awesome about the reboot if done correctly?

Have the machines control John Connor (or whatever alternate "savior" a new series designs) as a puppet of sorts. They want John Connor to be the one, because in the original future, someone else managed to defeat Skynet. Make Sarah (and Kyle) think that John is the so-called savior in the past.

Sequel: new "savior". Hey guess what, you are the savior of humanity, and your name is not John Connor, and it is not whatever alternate a reboot might use (no connection to the first one). We discover that Skynet has been putting out red herrings for humanity to find and expand on the technology, advancing the machine's superiority.

Second sequel (if applicable): Skynet launches their attack while sending a Terminator to successfully eliminate the original leader. John Connor (or alternate) and the second "savior" unite to try and save military leaders with the help of a very untrustworthy Terminator.
DanteSparda - 9/5/2013, 2:12 PM
Well, we have the rise of sentinels in X-Men: DOFP next year and the Age of Ultron the year after that, so it's hard for me to get excited for this.
sanyaya - 9/5/2013, 2:13 PM
Rian Johnson seems a better choice DAMN THEY REALLY DONT GIVE A [frick] ABOUT THIS FRANCHISE.
MagnusRex22 - 9/5/2013, 2:27 PM
Chris Hemsworth as the Terminator
Morbius - 9/5/2013, 2:35 PM
WOW I didnt see that coming!!!!!! Ang Lee would have been a good choice or he may have made it to artsy, Johnson also would have been good too. Lets Hope Bale comes back as John Connor.
pro346 - 9/5/2013, 2:50 PM
I really liked salvation continue that!
gaikinger - 9/5/2013, 2:53 PM
lets do this
Maestro - 9/5/2013, 2:57 PM

I think he will. They went in a different direction from thor 1 to hire him for thor 2 for a reason. He's perfect for thor.
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