Now that they've decided on a title, it seems that casting is kicking off on the upcoming Terminator reboot, now officially known as Terminator: Genesis. According to reports, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby and the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is in final negotiations for the role of John Connor, the leader of the Resistance.
At this point, it's unknown how big of a role John Connor will have in the reboot, with previous reports suggesting that the film will focus on Sarah Connor, with Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke said to be the front-runner to take over from Linda Hamilton (and fellow GoT star Lena Headey), but still facing some competition from Brie Larson (Short Term 12). Earlier rumours had suggested that Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) was being tapped for John Connor, while Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), Nicholas Hoult »
- Gary Collinson
Director Alan Taylor ("Thor: The Dark World"), will helm the new "Terminator" feature, titled "Terminator: Genesis", to be released by Paramount June 26, 2015, as the first film in a new stand-alone trilogy.
Annapurna Pictures purchased the rights to the "Terminator" May 2011, with the stipulation that if nothing is done with the property by a specific date, screen rights would revert back to "Terminator" co-creators James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.
"The Terminator" released in 1984, was inspired by themes and premises by science fiction author Harlan Ellison, then scripted by Gale Anne Hurd and Cameron, with direction by Cameron, after producer Roger Corman passed on the project.
Michael Biehn played 'Kyle Reese', a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Sarah.
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- Michael Stevens
• Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma) and Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) have signed on to star in Warcraft for Legendary Pictures, based on the bestselling video game World of Warcraft. Source Code and Moon helmer Duncan Jones is set to direct. Foster can be seen next with Mark Wahlberg in the Navy SEALs pic Lone Survivor (out Jan. 10, 2014) and Cooper’s next release finds him playing the bad guy to Aaron Paul’s street racer in Need for Speed (out March 14, 2014). [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
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Emilia Clarke has nabbed the iconic role of Sarah Connor in the reboot of The Terminator being made by Paramount, Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions. Alan Taylor is directing the movie, which put Clarke in pole position for the role as Taylor directed her in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Photos: 10 Classic Sci-Fi Movies With Better Effects Than Modern Films Still, Paramount, Annapurna and Skydance conducted screen tests in November. Brie Larson was another actress vying for the role, while Margot Robbie’s name also surfaced early on. Connor was played by Linda Hamilton in the classic movies directed by
- Borys Kit
The Terminator 5 casting race is starting to heat up even more, with a new report that reveals Emilia Clarke is the front runner for the Sarah Connor role, with Brie Larson also a top contender. We reported last month that both actresses were in contention for the role, alongside Margot Robbie.
Emilia Clarke reportedly has the edge over Brie Larson since the actress previously worked with director Alan Taylor on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, where she plays Daenerys Targaryen. Both actresses have tested for the coveted role, although it isn't known when a final decision will be made. Brie Larson is coming off of critically-acclaimed performances in Short Term 12 and The Spectacular Now. Emilia Clarke will next be seen on the big screen in Dom Hemingway.
While many of us are still grumbling over Paramount's Terminator reboot, casting for the project is firing up with two of Hollywood's most buzzed about ingénues facing off. Deadline reports Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson are at the top of director Alan Taylor's short list of actresses for the role Sarah Connor. Both have reportedly auditioned before the pic's producers. But Linda Hamilton's combat boots will be pretty hard to fill, even for two such talented starlets. Clarke was first mentioned in connection with the project in early November. But back then, she was reportedly contending with The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie for the role. While Robbie may still be in the running, she's not mentioned in the Deadline piece, but Clarke is said to have the edge over Larson. Frankly, between the two Clarke seems the more obvious choice. On the wildly popular fantasy »
In looking increasingly more likely that the forthcoming Terminator film is going to go the reboot route as opposed to a forth sequel. Perhaps part of that is to do with the surprising failure of the impressively cast Terminator: Salvation. I mean who could f*ck something like that up? Oh yea, that silly named McG twit. Something not helped by Jonathan Mostow’s poor Rise Of The MacHines either.
Well, after previously bringing you a new a number of names up for the lead female role of Sarah Connor (which included The Wolf Of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie and Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany), we’re now hearing the casting process is coming to a close with Dom Hemingway’s Emilia Clarke and 21 Jump Street’s Brie Larson the only two remaining.
- Craig Hunter
Exclusive: I’m hearing that Paramount and director Alan Taylor are looking closely at Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson to play the role of Sarah Connor in the Terminator reboot that is being assembled for a July, 2015 release. Both actresses have tested for the producers, and they are the frontrunners. I have heard that Clarke has an edge, and that would not be surprising. Before Taylor helmed Thor: The Dark World, he directed Clarke in HBO’s Game Of Thrones. She, of course, plays the unforgettable dragon-commanding heroine Daenerys Targaryen in that massive HBO series, and has demonstrated the mettle to capably play one of the screen’s most formidable heroines as originated by Linda Hamilton in James Cameron’s first two films in the series. Larson is emerging from distinguished work on the indie film circuit that this year includes Short Term 12 and The Spectacular Now. She also did 21 Jump Street, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Brie Larson, who took home a Gotham Award for her role in "Short Term 12," and Emilia "Mother of Dragons" Clarke are currently up for the role of Sarah Connor in the upcoming reboot of "The Terminator," reports Deadline. Both were on a shortlist The Hollywood Reporter released last month.
The project has been in limbo for a couple of years now, beset with behind-the-scenes battles that would make even the hardiest futuristic killing machine sigh with exhaustion. Now it's slated for a July 2015 release, and Alan Taylor is attached to direct. Taylor made a big splash this fall with "Thor: The Dark World," but perhaps more importantly, he directed Clarke on several episodes of "Game of Thrones," including the season-end whopper "Fire and Blood."
It will be tough to fill the boots of the Og Connor, Linda Hamilton, who made the character into an iconic action hero, if not »
- Jenni Miller
Jennifer Lawrence plays a young woman who is not defined by her relationship to men, and who is bringing down the system
All hail Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games trilogy. If you are the mother of a pre-teen girl, you will know the whispered relief around these films. "About time. Go!" If you would like your teenage daughter to see something other than the underclass sobbing on a crass talent show, orange twentysomethings Botoxing themselves, or girls who are just "naturally thin" and who giggle when their clothes just drop off, then you will already know about them. If, like me, you simply would like to see a young woman not defined by her relationship to men, crack open the pick 'n' mix.
- Suzanne Moore
Earlier this month it was revealed that Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Brie Larson (The Spectacular Now) had tested for the role of Sarah Connor in Paramount Pictures' upcoming Terminator remake, and now The Hollywood Reporter has thrown another name into the mix, stating that Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany has also auditioned for the role previously portrayed by Linda Hamilton (The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day) and Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).
There have been plenty of rumours circulating around potential casting for Terminator, which is set to be directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), with Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) said to be Taylor's pick for the role of John Connor and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) said to be in the mix for Kyle Reese. Arnold Schwarzenegger will also »
- Gary Collinson
A few weeks ago we brought you news on the potential casting for the forthcoming time-travelling reboot/sequel of the Terminator franchise, expected to be helmed by Thor: The Dark World’s Alan Taylor. While Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to be involved in some capacity, the lead roles for Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese and/or John Connor are currently being sought.
In addition to Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson and Margot Robbie, who are all in the mix for the role of a young Sarah Connor (previously played by Linda Hamilton in both of James Cameron’s original movies), we’re hearing another name is also in the frame. Orphan Black beauty Tatiana Maslany is the latest to be linked to the role of the mother of future resistance leader John.
Which of these names would you like to see take on the unstoppable robotic assassin in Terminator 5?
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- Craig Hunter
THR have posted an update on the casting progress for some of the biggest movies of the next couple of years. They don't really offer anything new for the likes of Batman Vs Superman or Star Wars Episode VII (well, they do confirm a previous report that a "40-something military type" is being sought also), but they do add one name to the list of contenders for the Sarah Connor role in Paramount's fifth Terminator movie. It seems Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslany has also tested alongside Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson - however, no mention is made of Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) who was also reported to be in the mix. Sarah Connor was played by both Linda Hamilton in both of James Cameron's original movies, and also Lena Headey in the tv show, The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Which of the above ladies would you »
Here’s a round-up of the latest casting murmurs on several upcoming projects:
The J.J. Abrams production is still knee-deep in its search for young female and young male leads. With a casting call that spans the Us, UK, and Australia, they’re said to not be letting any stone go unturned in their search. But that’s not new. What’s new is that there’s a now another role being sought out as well- and that’s a military man in his 40s. Think along the lines of Matt Damon’s character in Elysium.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Despite the fact that we’ve been saying it for ages, and several reliable sources have all ready confirmed it to be true, Marvel has finally gotten around to announcing that Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are set to play QuickSilver and Scarlet Witch. Yes, it took them until today, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
• Idris Elba (Thor: The Dark World) has signed on to star in the thriller Bastille Day, which finds a young artist and a former CIA agent teaming up on an anti-terrorist mission in France. Baran bo Odar (The Silence) is set to direct. Andrew Baldwin (The Outsider) penned the script. Elba can be seen next as Nelson Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (out Dec. 18). [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
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Producer Dino De Laurentiis assembled an all-star cast and gathered a colossal budget for his 1976 remake of King Kong. Once again a story about a giant ape transported to New York and running amok, the 1976 King Kong overcame its production difficulties - including a malfunctioning 40ft tall mechanical ape designed by Carlo Rambaldi - and became a sizeable hit.
A decade later, De Laurentiis decided that it was finally time to make a sequel to King Kong, and brought back director John Guillermin (not to mention a much smaller budget of $10m) to make King Kong Lives. Unfortunately, by the middle of the 80s, nobody seemed to be particularly keen on seeing another giant ape movie - especially one full of countryside »
The reboot of Terminator is slated to arrive in the summer of 2015, which means production will begin early next year. But first, the cast needs to be assembled, and Paramount already has a shortlist of actresses testing for the prominent role of Sarah Connor, the mother of John Connor played by Linda Hamilton in the first two movies in the original franchise. The character started as a damsel in distress, and then turned into a hard-ass in the sequel. So who is in the running this time? THR says Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones"), Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) on the shortlist. For my money, Clarke is easily the best choice for the role. She's already proven she can be tough as nails and intimidating as hell in "Game of Thrones" and that will become a key element to the character. Larson certainly »
- Ethan Anderton
It looks like the long-in-development Terminator reboot is finally moving forwards in earnest, with casting soon set to begin in the coming weeks. Arnold Schwarzenegger may have been attached for a good couple of years now, and whilst he’s the only one on board so far, that’s not going to last long.
THR reports that director Alan Taylor will begin testing for the part of Sarah Connor this week, and he’s got his eye on Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), and Margot Robbie (About Time) for the role of the young Sarah Connor, originally played by Linda Hamilton all those years ago.
Garrett Hedlund is reportedly on the »
- Kenji Lloyd
Paramount’s Terminator reboot looks set to make some major casting announcements in the coming weeks, with director Alan Taylor planning to screen test a trio of actresses for the role of Sarah Connor. Heat Vision reports that Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will read for the part made famous by Linda Hamilton, alongside Margot Robbie and Brie Larson. As for who might play John Connor, Tom Hardy is thought to be at the top of Taylor’s hit-list, although the director and actor have yet to discuss the project. Garrett Hedlund is...
- George Wales
The Terminator has targeted three actresses for its reboot movie.
The Hollywood Reporter named actresses Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Brie Larson (“21 Jump Street”) and Margot Robbie (“About Time”) to try out for the coveted role of Sarah Conner in “The Terminator” reboot.
Director Alan Taylor (“Thor: The Dark World) is also looking for Kyle Reese. According to reports, Garrett Hedlund (“Tron: Legacy”) may have the inside track. Veteran actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back as a Terminator robot.
“Terminator” reboot is scheduled for release in 2015.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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