(ANI): Actor Christian Bale is in talks for the role of John Connor
in the next instalment of Warner Bros.' "Terminator" franchise. If
things go as planned, the actor will be headlining two major pics
for the studio – 'Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" and the
Batman movie 'The Dark Knight". Bale will play Connor, who will be
in this 30s, in the fourth instalment of the franchise, reports
McG is directing the project, with the pic scheduled to start
production in Budapest in April next year. It is scheduled to hit
screens in summer 2009. Warners has picked up North American
distribution rights to "Terminator Salvation" in October.
International rights are still open. Sony has first rights to
those. The pic is being produced by the privately funded Halcyon
along with former Intermedia CEO Moritz Borman; the two teamed up
to acquire the rights to the franchise from ex-Carolco partners
Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar. Producers intend the project to be the
first in a trilogy reinventing the franchise.