Rumor: Taylor to Head Terminator Reboot
Alan Taylor is currently finishing up on the second installment in the god of thunder’s franchise, Thor: The Dark World and it really looks like the director is keen on following up with a Terminator reboot.
Speaking with Germain Lussier from Slash Film, the director neither confirmed or denied his involvement with a new Terminator movie. “I’m under the personal policy to say it’s a rumor,” Taylor said.
In September of last year, it was reported that Taylor was talking with Hollywood key icons about a possible reboot he wants to do for the Terminator. Suffice to say, the last one wasn’t that good at all and the series could really benefit from a proper revival.
“We all love the first two and I actually went back and watched them again and my respect level only went up,” Taylor said. “I think there is another famous franchise that had a wonderful beginning and then turned a little bananas….Tim Burton’s first Batman is just glorious and by the time it got around to nipples on costumes and all that stuff it sort of lost its way. And for [Christopher] Nolan to come in and say ‘I respect this material so much I’m going to take it up to *here,* that’s a great inspiration.’ I think any version, whoever is directing Terminator, would be very respectful and serve the first two and probably feel a bit more freedom by the end.”
The key aspect to note here is that Taylor is pretty vocal about borrowing ideas from other movies. While a good dose of inspiration is always needed, for a brand such as Terminator, a director will perhaps require much more than borrowed ideas. Still, if Taylor is looking forward to coming up with something equivalent to the greatness of James Cameron’s The Terminator and T2: Judgment Day, the project might be worth waiting for.