It seems the director of Thor: The Dark World isn’t going back to TV after all. Even though he was hired to helm the Marvel Cinematic Universe feature based on his work on HBO’s Game of Thrones, Alan Taylor may want to stay in the film industry for now. He was recently rumored to direct Terminator 5 (which should come out in 2015), and while that absolutely remains a rumor for now, he’s not shy about sharing his thoughts on the matter.
/Film recently spoke to Taylor about the aforementioned project, and he said the following:
Funny thing was it came out really early, a reminder of what the blogosphere can do. I had one conversation, didn’t tell anyone and then all of a sudden, BOOM, it was online the next day. So my agent said, ‘You probably should know [this is gonna come up].’ It’s progressed a lot since then, but I’m still officially going to call it a rumor.
He was subsequently asked about the film’s current status, and how he would (supposedly) handle it if he were to take on the job, given the recent subpar entries in the franchise.
We all love the first two and I actually went back and watched them again and my respect level only went up. 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 an 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.
I believe Taylor to be in the right path, so far. Naturally, I haven’t seen his most recent flick, but Game of Thrones fans are aware of the quality of his work.
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