The Terminator reboot is coming and we have heard a number of different rumors, including Arnold returning as well as the movies ignoring everything after T2: Judgement Day. Well, now we get some actual firsthand information from Alan Taylor, the rumored Terminator reboot director.
Taylor was out on his promotional tour for Thor: The Dark World, and had some interesting things to say about the Terminator reboot. First of all, he said that he is not officially signed on to the movie, but if he was, he had some ideas for what he would do with it.
“The funny thing is, those [first] 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.”
Ignore his obvious disdain for the later two movies, but he has a great point about the first two movies in this franchise. Honestly, the first two Terminator movies are very similar to the first two Alien movies – a horror movie, followed by a sci-fi action thriller. However, much like the Alien franchise, things stumbled in the third and fourth outings (which is made worse by the fact that the third Alien movie was directed by David Fincher, someone who could have knocked it out of the park, say, five years later).
So, what does Alan Taylor think the third movie should be, if he wants to come in at the same level of the first two as the new Terminator reboot director? He won’t say, but maybe he will be more forthcoming when he is finally allowed to tell everyone that he is directing the movie.