‘Terminator 5′ Snags ‘Thor 2′ Director Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor, who’s mostly known for his TV directorial work, including episodes of ‘Game of Thrones,’ will see his ‘Thor: The Dark World‘ hit theaters this November 8. But he’s already looking to add another big-time franchise to his resume — ‘Terminator.’
Variety revealed that Taylor is in talks to take over the director’s seat for the upcoming ‘Terminator 5,’ which will bring back Arnold Schwarzenegger and kick-start a standalone trilogy. Plot details and additional casting are unavailable at the moment, including what part the iconic action star might have to play in the new storyline, though the film is already set to hit theaters on June 26, 2015.
An interesting choice, considering Taylor kept mostly to the background during the press rounds for ‘Thor 2,’ only coming out to sign autographs and the like while stars, like Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, did the majority of the promotional legwork. Though, Variety says good word from the set helped in the decision making.
Early candidates for the ‘Terminator’ job were Ang Lee (‘Life of Pi’), Rian Johnson (‘Looper’) and Denis Villeneuve (‘Prisoners‘). No word yet on whether Taylor will tackle ‘Terminator 6′ and ‘Terminator 7.’ Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures are producing the film, while Paramount will handle distribution of the film, penned by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier.