Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor is reportedly attached to make the Terminator reboot. However, neither the folks behind the new film or Alan himself have confirmed this. That hasn’t stopped Taylor from talking Terminator to FilmSchoolRejects. While stating everything including his involvement is a still rumor. Alan goes into detail about keeping a connection to the first two films. Giving the impression the film won’t be entirely a straight forward reboot of the franchise.
“Well, I would bracket anything I say from hereon because this is still a rumor. But, within the context of the rumor, I think that’s a specific case of two wonderful films at the beginning and two films that came later which were less wonderful. I think you absolutely would feel free to define yourself up against the latter ones, but you want to serve the first two, trying to be on the level. The funny thing is, those two films could not be more different than each other. The first one was more of a low-budget horror movie, while the second one was more an amazingly well-produced, glossy thriller with a sci-fi concept. They were both so successful, so there’s certain things you learn from them. If you’re going to try and enter the franchise, you better try to come in at that level. Also, it’s a challenging thing, because what they have in mind is a reboot but not an entirely different way of thinking.”
The new film has entirely new creative team with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and her brother’s Skydance Productions being the primary production team. These are not the same people behind Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines or Terminator Salvation. Megan is best known for helping shepherd projects like Zero Dark Thirty, The Master and other high caliber films. Skydance on the other hand are a more action driven company. Handling larger films like Star Trek Into Darkness, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. A script is being written currently by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island, Ghost In The Shell, Battle Angel: Alita) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). There have been rumors of Dwayne Johnson being wanted as the new Terminator and some possible talk that Arnold Schwarzenegger could return. The fifth installment in the Terminator franchise setup at Paramount has the slated release date of July 1st 2015.