Jason Clarke rumoured to play John Connor in new Terminator film

Since the news of a new Terminator film currently in production, talk of who will play John Connor has been circulating.

It has been rumoured that The Great Gatsby star Jason Clarke has been in talks to play the role in Terminator: Genesis which is currently due for a 2015 release, and will be the fifth film in the Terminator series; the first for 12 years.

Several female actresses have also been rumoured to be playing the role of his mother Sarah Conner, including Games of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.

The first film, The Terminator, released in 1984, is well noted for beginning the directing career of James Cameron and cementing the acting career of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Since the first film, there have been three sequels, with Schwarzenegger playing the Terminator role in all but the fourth film.

Schwarzenegger himself had briefly left acting and moved into politics, having been the Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. However, he had been reported as saying he would commit to the role if the script was well written. He was confirmed for the role on 14th June 2013.

Paramount has spent a rumoured $20million on the rights for purchase in December 2012. This allows two films to be made before the copyright reverts back to James Cameron, the developer and creator. Since directing The Terminator, Cameron has gone on to direct the two highest grossing films in cinema history, Titanic and Avatar.

The script has been written by thriller writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, and the director will be Alan Taylor, who most recently directed Thor: The Dark World.

With the previous Terminator films being critical and box office successes, do we need another re-boot of the series?

Terminator: Genesis is due to be released on 1st July 2015.

Update 07/08/14: Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that the new film will be titled Terminator: Genisys.

Read the article at focusfilm.co.uk


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