With his Thor: The Dark World hitting theaters today, director Alan Taylor is already hard at work on the preproduction of his next film, Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures’ Terminator reboot. The Hollywood Reporter today confirms a scoop from Schmoes Know that a number of actresses are up for the Sarah Connor role, including “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke (who previously worked with Taylor on the HBO series), 21 Jump Street‘s Brie Larson and About Time‘s Margot Robbie. The trade does make clear, however, that a fourth, unknown, actress is also being given heavy consideration.
Although no one has officially been cast in the franchise reboot, other roles are said to include both John Connor and Kyle Reese. The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy is said to be Taylor’s ideal for the former with TRON: Legacy‘s Garrett Hedlund among those reading for the latter.
The first in a stand-alone trilogy, Terminator will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are attached to write the screenplay.
Terminator is slated to hit theaters July 2, 2015.
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