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He went from Westeros to the Nine Realms and now Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor is going past Judgement Day. He’s just signed on to direct the new, rebooted fifth Terminator film, which is set for a June 26, 2015 release. He reportedly beat out Ang Lee, Rian Johnson and Denis Villeneuve.

Variety broke the news of the deal.

Back in June, Paramount revealed the film would “reboot” the franchise and start a new trilogy. Also, this trilogy would “stand alone” from the first four films. All that suggests, unlike what we’d heard in the past, this new film won’t be in the same timeline as the James Cameron classics, or the less classic Jonathan Mostow and McG films. However, we don’t know for sure how that’s all going to work out.

The screenplay was written by Laeta Kalorgridis and Patrick Lussier and though Arnold Schwarzenegger has continually said he’ll be in the film, there’s still no concrete information from the studio.

Hiring Taylor should get that ball rolling, however. With a release date in place, he’ll have to move from Thor (which is out in November) straight over to the world of time travel, endoskeletons and the Conners. This also bodes quite well for Thor: The Dark World, in that Paramount wouldn’t hand over the keys to potentially their biggest new franchise without assurance he could deliver the goods.

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