'Thor' Sequel Director in Talks for 'Terminator' Reboot

The Terminator
<p><strong>James Cameron</strong>&rsquo;s <em>The Terminator </em>paved the way for stories featuring a machine-ruled future, with the idea cribbed by <em>The Matrix</em> and others. <strong>Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton </strong>and <strong>Michael Biehn</strong> (Kyle Reese) carried a film that was both big in scope and intimate in its key relationship. The 1984 film spawned a sequel widely considered to be even better than the original, as well as a TV show and third and fourth film installments that were less well-received.</p>
Alan Taylor is in negotiations to take on the latest installment of the killer cyborg franchise being produced by Annapurna Pictures and Skydance.

Alan Taylor, who is putting the finishing touches on Thor: The Dark World, has been targeted as the director of The Terminator reboot being made by Paramount, Annapurna Pictures and Skydance.

Taylor is in negotiations to direct the movie, which is hoping to restart the franchise created by James Cameron that helped launched the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played a killer cyborg from the future.

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Megan Ellison is producing via Annapurna,  while her brother David Ellison produces through his company, Skydance.

Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier wrote the script.

Rian Johnson was one of the directors sought by the producers, but Johnson tends to direct only material he writes. Prisoners director Dennis Villeneuve was also on the list, according to sources.

Taylor’s Thor sequel is due to open Nov. 8. He made the jump to features after impressing execs with his directing work on HBO’s Game of Thrones.