Update: Bale in Negotiations for Terminator

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UPDATE: Variety adds that “Bale will play Connor, now in his 30s, in the fourth installment of the “Terminator” franchise, to be set in the future. McG is directing the project, [scheduled] for an April start in Budapest.”

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed rumors that Christian Bale is in negotiations to star in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. McG is directing the movie, which is being made by Halcyon Company and Intermedia, and will be distributed by Warner Bros.

While it hasn’t been released which role Bale will play, “T4’s” story, by David Campbell Wilson, John Brancato and Michael Ferris, focuses on John Connor, now in his 30s, as he leads what is left of the human race against the machines.

Intermedia’s Moritz Borman and Halcyon’s Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson are producing.

Bale stars in next summer’s highly-anticipated Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight.