Alan Taylor is best known for directing episodes of HBO's Game of Thrones, but soon he will probably be best know for directing Thor: The Dark World, assuming he's even still working on the film. It's clear he's looking to make a move from TV to film and may already be lining up his next project. Variety is reporting that Taylor is in talks to direct the next Terminator film, which is being touted as a reboot.
The plot of the film is unknown, but it is said to be the first film in a stand alone trilogy, and Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will appear in the film.
So my question is: How much of a reboot can it be if Schwarzenegger is still appearing? Will the filmmakers decide to deviate form the John/Sarah Conner storyline that has been the focus of all the films in the series thus far?
The last film, Terminator: Salvation, underperformed both critically and financially, but, given the love fans still have for Terminator and T2, I think there is still plenty of life in the franchise. Especially if they shift the focus of the film.
What would you like to see in the next Terminator film?
I wouldn't mind seeing the beginning of the SkyNet takeover and the initial human rebellion. Basically starting off where Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines left off.
I think it could even be done without John Connor appearing in the film. For example, the location could be moved to the East Coast or Midwest and Connor could be a mythical figure they've only heard about. He wouldn't have to appears until the last film in the trilogy.
What do you think?