Thor: The Dark World filmmaker Alan Taylor is in talks to swap fantasy for sci-fi by helming the forthcoming reboot of The Terminator franchise.

Taylor, who is also an acclaimed television director working on shows including The Sopranos, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, reportedly beat out Ang Lee and Rian Johnson for the job, according to

The new Terminator movies, which first launched in 1984, will also feature original series star Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to reprise his iconic title role.

Terminator 5 will be the first in a new trilogy of films in the franchise and is expected to hit cinemas in July, 2015.