If you want to improve a movie, it’s often a good idea to hire the always excellent J.K. Simmons. The people behind Terminator: Genesis obviously think the same as they’ve hired hire to co-star in the movie, according to THR.
It’s not known exactly who he will play, but there’s speculation he will be Hal Vukovich, who was played by Lance Henriksen in the original The Terminator. That’s not been confirmed, but it seems quite possible as Simmons will be a weary and alcoholic detective who has followed a bizarre case involving Sarah Connor and robots for more than three decades.
Simmons joins a cast that also includes Jason Clarke as John Connor, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese. Arnold Schwarzenegger is also coming back, but it’s still not known exactly who he will be – the presumption is that he’ll be a Terminator, even though he’s significantly older than he was in 1984.
Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) is directing from a screenplay by Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis. Production is scheduled to start this spring.