With Terminator: Genesis set to start shooting pretty soon, director Alan Taylor is busy fitting the pieces of the cast together. Now he’s adding three more to the roster, with THR reporting that Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe Retaliation), Michael Gladis (Mad Men) and Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) signing up.
Nothing has been revealed about who the actors will play, other than that Byung-hun Lee’s character, “promises to be a doozy.”
They join a cast that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, J.K. Simmons as a detective who has been obsessed with the Terminator/Sarah Connor case since 1984 and Dayo Okeniyi, who signed on last week to play the son of Cyberdyne engineer, Miles Dyson.
The movie is said to be both the beginning of a standalone trilogy and the continuation of the original franchise. Not surprisingly, Arnold Schwarzenegger recently revealed that his Terminator character will have aged, although he didn’t say exactly how. It’s also known that there’ll be plenty of time travel – hence why the actor playing Sarah Connor is significantly younger than the person who will be her son.
Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) is directing from a script by Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) and Laeta Kalogridis (White House Down).