About a month ago we heard a rumor that Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor would be taking on Terminator 5. While talking to /Film, the director said that his involvement with the film is officially labeled as a rumor, but that it is progressing. He also said that Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins served as inspiration for the film.
First he talked about the information about him directing leaking online saying,
"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 then asked how he would handle the franchise, especially after Terminator: Salvation kind of left a bad taste in everyone's mouth. This was his response.
"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."
It looks like Taylor did an amazing job with Thor: The Dark World, and I'm excited and interested to see how he handles the Terminator franchise. He also said that we can probably expect to see some official announcements, including actors, "leaking pretty soon." So stay tuned for that!