We've known for months now, through the passionate fight of Megan Ellison and Annapurna Pictures, that a new "Terminator" film was on the way. Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis have been penning the script and the metal machine himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is attached to star in an unspecified role. Now it appears that a director has also been eyed.
Alan Taylor, who is helming the upcoming anticipated sequel "Thor: The Dark World", is the frontrunner to direct the fifth installment. Prior to becoming part of the Marvel family, he is best known for his work on the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones". He feels like a good fit as he has proven he is good with rich and complex worlds, and the "Terminator" world has always been known for its gritty and dark tone and cool visuals.
The movie will be the first of a standalone trilogy, and we anticipate the title to be changing as well to give it an independent feel from the rest of the franchise. While no official plot details have been confirmed, it was revealed a few months ago that the story might follow Sarah Connor's parents, and that Schwarzenegger is a human assigned to protect them in the 1940s and '50s. The terminators were then created from his vision, since he did such an incredible job protecting the family.
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