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Published: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 12:50:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 1:28:53 PM

'Terminator' reboot in the works

Emilia Clarke has been cast as Sarah Connor in a 'Terminator' reboot.

Emilia Clarke has been cast as Sarah Connor in a 'Terminator' reboot.

Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke is set to play Sarah Connor in the movie.

British actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Khaleesi on HBO’s Game Of Thrones, is in talks to play Sarah Connor in the new Terminator movie from Paramount, Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions.

Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) is directing the reboot of the blockbuster sci-fi franchise, which is scheduled for release on July 1, 2015. Clarke beat out Brie Larson for the coveted role, which reunites her with Taylor, who has directed several episodes of Game Of Thrones.

Zero Dark Thirty star Jason Clarke is in talks to play John Connor, who leads the human resistance in their war against the machines. Arnold Schwarzenegger will also return to his signature franchise, albeit in an unspecified capacity.

Linda Hamilton played Sarah Connor on the big screen, while Lena Headey played the heroine on the short-lived Fox TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Linda Hamilton as the butt-kicking Sarah Connor in the original Terminator (1984).

The filmmakers are also in the midst of casting Kyle Reese, who ultimately fathers John Connor. Reese was played in by Michael Biehn in James Cameron’s original 1984 movie, which spawned three sequels. A new TV series is currently in the works that will be based on the new Terminator movie.

Annapurna acquired rights to the Terminator franchise in May 2011 before Megan Ellison decided to join forces with her brother David Ellison, who has more experience producing action-heavy tentpoles under his Skydance banner. Clarke next stars opposite Jude Law in Richard Shepard’s Dom Hemingway. — Reuters

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, TV, Terminator, Sarah Connor, Emilia Clarke

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