A couple of days ago it was revealed that the planned new instalment of the Terminator franchise is currently going by the title Terminator: Genesis. Now it’s moving forward again, as Deadline reports that Jason Clarke is in early talks to play as John Connor in the movie.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is still attached to star. It was also recently reported that that Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson are the front runners to play Sarah Connor.
The ages of the actresses suggest the movie is going to involve some interesting time travel going on, as Clarke is 44, but will be playing the son of an actress in her mid-20s. Genesis also hints that this film will at least partially take place before the other movies. Of course Arnold Schwarzenegger is significantly older than he was in 1984, so it’ll be interesting to see if he’ll be playing another robotic clone, or if they’re going to deal with his aging.
The movie is also seeking an actor to play Kyle Reese, the father of John Connor who was played by Michael Biehn in The Terminator. Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) is directing from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. A July 1st, 2015 release date has already been set.