Jai Courtney is Kyle Reese in ‘Terminator’ Reboot
A Good Day to Die Hard star Jai Courtney has landed the coveted role of Kyle Reese in the upcoming sci-fi reboot Terminator: Genesis. The first in a new stand-alone trilogy, the film is set to star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) as John Connor and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor. Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Game of Thrones) is directing the film. The rumored storyline follows an alternative timeline where a Terminator from the post-apocalyptic future is sent to kill a young John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance. Terminator: Genesis begins filming on April 21 in New Orleans.
The first in a stand-alone trilogy, TERMINATOR: GENESIS will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, James Cameron’s THE TERMINATOR spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.