Emilia Clarke & Brie Larson On TERMINATOR Shortlist For Sarah Connor
A while back we learned that Alan Taylor, who recently helmed the successful Thor: The Dark World would be handling the reboot of the popular Terminator franchise for Paramount. We have yet to hear the details of the story, but it is quite likely it will rely on some time travel, much like the previous films have done. As far as casting, we’ve heard nothing but hearsay, but today, we have a bit of a shortlist for the female lead in Sarah Connor.
According to Deadline, Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson are the two actresses on the short list for the iconic female ass-kicker. Clarke is most known for portraying the dragon-wielding Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. It’s reported that she seems to have the edge, which may come from the fact that Alan Taylor has directed a few episodes of Game of Thrones. Brie Larson comes to us via 21 Jump Street as well as some successful work on the Indie scene, including The Spectacular Now, and is set to lead the remake of The Gambler. As fans will remember, Sarah Connor was originally played by Linda Hamilton in the first two films.
Also according to Deadline, the Kyle Reese, played by Michael Biehn in the original film, and John Connor will be showing up in the film, which all but confirms that time travel will be a part of the story line. They are expecting this franchise to span at least two films.. The film is scheduled for a July 2015 release, joining a slew of other big-budget, highly anticipated films, so it will have some very stiff competition. We’ll keep you updated as more casting news comes along.