Jai Courtney Joins Terminator: Genesis as Kyle Reese

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Jai Courtney Joins Terminator: Genesis as Kyle ReeseJust about a month ago we came across a list of actors that were being considered for the role of Kyle Reese in Paramount and Skydance’s Terminator: Genesis, and now that the screen tests have been conducted, a deal has been inked. Read on!

As per Variety, Jai Courtney (I, Frankenstein, A Good Day to Die Hard) has been cast in the role, joining Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke’s John Connor.

Arnold Schwarzenegger will be returning to reprise his iconic role.

The film’s plot details have not been revealed other than this is the first installment in a stand-alone trilogy. Skydance and Annapurna will co-finance along with Paramount with David Ellison producing for Skydance and Megan Ellison producing for Annapurna. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier penned the script, and Alan Taylor will direct.

Set for a July 2015 release, the latest Terminator will be the fifth installment of the storied movie series, which began in 1984 as an indie distributed by Orion.

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  • ChaosWeaver

    So basically trading Foy’s favorite Sam Worthington for his clone. Makes sense.

    As long as the Terminators actually terminate things, I’ll be at least interested.

  • Screamz

    After Salvation and without Cameron I’m not sure this franchise is salvageable. Hell, I’m not sure Cameron could save it himself.

    Who am I kidding, though, I’ll still see it. Probably opening weekend to boot…

  • theGoldenSimatar

    This better be set in the future, it’s time to move past the ‘jumping back in time’ stuff. I liked ‘Salvation’; certainly had it’s problems but I think it’s gotten a lot of crap where it wasn’t deserved.

  • aliensharkboy

    Uh oh.

    If this fails miserably, Courtney’s gonna get the “I ruin classic franchises” title.

    Plus, he’s just not that good an actor.

    • frank_dracman

      Nah, this franchise is dead already. It’s always been Cameron’s involvement that made them work. Just add this to the pile.

      • MonsterMash