Jason Clarke in Early Talks for John Connor in 'Terminator: Genesis'
After hearing that a new Terminator TV series would like lead into the film franchise reboot at Paramount Pictures, we have our first official cast member in talks. The film is officially titled Terminator: Genesis (which sounds like a generic Resident Evil sequel title), and Deadline reports Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty) is in early talks to play John Connor, the future leader of the revolution against the intelligence Skynet system and its army of cyborg soldiers wiping out humanity. No plot details have been revealed, but this reports says time travel to the future will happen.
Otherwise, Emilia Clarke of "Game of Thrones" is currently the frontrunner to play Sarah Connor, but Brie Larson is also in the mix after the two names were revealed to be on the shortlist a few weeks ago. We were hoping maybe the Connor family didn't have to be the focus this time, but here we are. At least the actors in talks for the roles should make this interesting, but we thought the same thing when Christian Bale played John Connor and that wasn't all that great. Now we're wondering just what event in the TV series will skew from the original events of the first film to change the universe. Alan Taylor is directing Terminator: Genesis for a release in the heart of one of the biggest blockbuster summers ever on July 1st, 2015.