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Jai Courtney Is Your New Kyle Reese
For Terminator: Genesis

19 February 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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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.


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RE: Sam Worthington clone..
Yeaaaah, not sure about this whole project to be honest... But let's give them a chance! More

Posted by Pandora at 08:27 on 24 February 2014 | Report This Post

Sam Worthington clone..
..He looks like Sam Worthingtons kid brother.And the both have the screen charisma of a peanut. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 19:56 on 20 February 2014 | Report This Post

I'm more interested in what Schwarzenegger's part will be in the movie. All this talk of him playing a human etc etc is bound to be nonsense and you just know that somehow they will wheel him out as the terminator again!! More

Posted by archie119 at 15:28 on 20 February 2014 | Report This Post

To be honest I don't think Emilia Clarke can act for shit.. If you disagree I highly recommend watching Triassic Attack. This sounds like a bad idea More

Posted by chris wootton at 13:58 on 20 February 2014 | Report This Post

Damn it
He's the go to guy for when you're making a crap film. On top of that he has this arrogant way about him that really winds me up. Oh well More

Posted by 7eke at 13:00 on 20 February 2014 | Report This Post

Huuurumph!
Send me back to a time when there was a good actor in the franchise. He was good as a thug in Jack Reacher. It would be unfair to hold him responsible for the horror that was Die Hard 5 but he was a non-entity in the film. More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 09:43 on 20 February 2014 | Report This Post

did anybody else see die hard 5..?
title says it all More

Posted by Atila DePun at 09:27 on 20 February 2014 | Report This Post

RE: a sure sign...
Troll. Jai Courtney was the only thing worth watching in Die Hard 5. As for Jack Reacher, he was barely in it. More

Posted by Nicky C at 08:06 on 20 February 2014 | Report This Post

a sure sign...
..of a franchise killer. Jack Reacher, Die Hard 5...I'm sure this won't buck the trend.. More

Posted by cadz at 21:23 on 19 February 2014 | Report This Post

congatulations
jai follows sam Worthington in an ever growing line of plank aussie actors in terminator movies More

Posted by bogman2099 at 21:10 on 19 February 2014 | Report This Post

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