TERMINATOR: GENESIS Adds GI JOE Star Byung-Hun Lee & Two More

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The not-quite-a-reboot of the Terminator franchise is getting ready to begin filming in New Orleans next month. The film gathered an impressive cast that includes Emilia ClarkeJason Clarke, Jai Courtney, JK Simmons and of course the returning Arnold Schwarzenegger. The other day, we learned that Dayo Okeniyi, who was last seen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had joined the cast as the son of Miles Dyson, who was played by Joe Morton in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Between now and the start of filming, we’ll start to see the entire cast come together.

Today, it was announced that GI Joe and Red 2 star Byung-Hun Lee has signed on to the project. No word on who Lee will be playing, but it is promised to be a big one. With that hint, I think it’s a safe bet to assume that he will take on the role of a newer, high-tech Terminator sent back to kill Sarah Connor, played by Emilia Clarke, The physicality that Lee has shown in films like GI Joe: Retaliation and Red 2 certainly prove that he is more than capable of taking on a role like that.

Image courtesy of THR

Image courtesy of THR

Also joining the cast are Sandrine Holt and Michael Gladis. While not household names, Holt and Gladis will be familiar to some as Holt comes from the hit series House of Cards and Gladis had a recurring role in the popular Mad Men. The roles of this duo is also being kept under wraps for the time being, so it’s all speculation from here.

Terminator: Genesis is expected to be the first of a trilogy, with the first two films filming back-to-back in a nine-month shoot. Alan Taylor who is coming of the hugely successful Marvel  film Thor: The Dark World and the popular HBO series Game of Thrones, is directing the film, which is scheduled to hit theaters next summer.

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Source : Heat Vision