Heavy speculations on Christian Bale in line for leading role in "Terminator Salvation" turn out to indeed ring true. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the Batman actor is currently in negotiations to play John Connor, the leader of the human resistance against Skynet.
Should Bale lands the deal, he will portray Connor in his thirties, who is organizing the surviving humans to fight against Skynet's army of robots. The character previously was played by Edward Furlong in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and Nick Stahl in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines."
In the meantime, it is also confirmed that "Charlie's Angels" director McG is in talks to assume helming duties in the project, a production of Halcyon Co. which Warner Bros. Pictures is set to distribute. John Brancato, Michael Ferris, and David Campbell Wilson all worked on the screenplay with Halcyon's Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson both producing alongside Moritz Borman.