Details on the forthcoming new TERMINATOR film suggested it was going for the reboot route as opposed to another sequel. While Arnold Schwarzenegger remains attached to the film, recasting roles for Sarah Connor and time-travelling protector (and impregnator) Kyle Reese may hold clues to the new direction for the Skydance and Annapurna Pictures production of the classic James Cameron-creation. THOR: THE DARK WORLD’s Alan Taylor is set to direct the sci-fi epic, with Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson said to be the final two remaining and fighting it out for the role of unborn resistance leader’s hunted mother.
We’re now hearing Taylor’s sequel/reboot has an official title of TERMINATOR: GENESIS as well as a brand new series not connected to the cancelled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The new show will be used as a tie-in to the upcoming film and will split the timeline of the 1984 original film in a way to connect and flow as a brand new story. This will also allow it to distance itself from McG’s much-maligned TERMINATOR: SALVATION.
THOR and X-MEN- FIRST CLASS scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (who also worked on the previous spinoff series) have been hired to pen the screenplay with Megan Ellison, David Ellison producing the series alongside Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier will also serve as executive producers.
TERMINATOR: GENESIS is scheduled for a release 1st July 2015. Expect the untitled series to air late 2014/early 2015.
Source: Production Weekly