Jai Courtney Is Your New Kyle Reese

For Terminator: Genesis


Even as we speak, A Good Day To Die Hard’s Jai Courtney is practicing how to travel through time. It’s all in service of the news that, after a series of auditions and screen tests, he’s seen off his competitors to score the role of Kyle Reese in the new Terminator film, Genesis.

Courtney joins Emilia Clark (Sarah Connor) and Jason Clarke (John Connor) in the reboot of the James Cameron classic, which Thor: The Dark World man Alan Taylor is overseeing.

The actual plot of this one is still being kept quiet, but given the presence of the Connors and Reese we can expect Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis’ script to draw heavily on the original which of course sees a killer cyborg sent back in time to kill Sarah, who will go on to give birth to John, the leader of the human resistance in a future where the machines have risen up and begun the extermination of the human race. Reese is sent back to protect her and ends up fathering John himself. Yes, every time you swear at a Blue Screen Of Death for ruining that spread sheet you were working on, they’re listening.

After tumbling through the netherspace of development for a few years, pinging between being a straight sequel and something of a re-working as it stands now, the Terminator series seems set to return to our screens, with Arnold Schwarzenegger reportedly on board and a release date currently set for June 26, 2015.