Jai Courtney to Play Kyle Reese in ‘Terminator’ Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)

Jai Courtney Play Kyle Reese 'Terminator'
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Paramount, Skydance co-producing and co-financing the project

After testing a handful of guys, Jai Courtney has been tapped to play Kyle Reese in Paramount and Skydance’s “Terminator” reboot.

Emilia Clarke is on board to play Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke will play John Connor. Arnold Schwarzenegger will also return in his iconic role. Alan Taylor is directing.

Plot details have not been revealed, other than this is the first film in a stand alone trilogy.

Skydance will finance along with the studio with David Ellison producing for Skydance. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier penned the script.

Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are on as exec producers. Par will handle distribution.

Courtney is repped by UTA, Mark Morrissey and Associates and Silver Linings Entertainment and can be seen next in “Divergent.”

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  1. dabble53 says:

    Good grief…nothing and aged and rusting Terminator

  2. josh says:

    Why is the actor playing John 20 years older than the woman playing his mom? Can we stop selling sex and create a re boot that concentrates on a strong story?!

    • DC says:

      Because he’s playing the adult John Conner from decades in the future from the movie’s present day? You know, like before.

  3. harry georgatos says:

    Kathryn Bigeleow should have been the director for this reboot! Alan Taylor will just make a bland retelling of what should be dark and disturbing! If the studio was serious about this reboot and wanted huge box-office results and creative excellence I would have gone with Bigeleow!

  4. Dean says:

    I wanted Garrett Hedlund….

  5. Neoracer Xox says:

    Im refuse to pay for any more remakes. I’ll just go watch the originals. Take note Hollywood.

  6. RobotShlomo says:

    This is a cash grab that’s being made for foreign box offices. Namely Russia and China. You cast foreign actors to make the film look “less American”, and give international audiences someone they recognize, and PRESTO, a “new” movie you can market for foreign box office, until they get sick of seeing the same crap we are.

    • Squid says:

      It’s an embarrassing excuse for a cash cow. As Wuliger puts it: what the hell happened to the idea of simply writing a great script? I guess I admire the business”innovations” that the suits are pulling off. These attempts to get foreign box office is fine for making a buck. But it’s unsustainable and will lead to a nasty burst for films in this crummy unstable bubble.

  7. Nanny Mo says:

    And we all know how well Roboflop is doing. Just what we need another re-boot of an old idea. “Nothing is new under the sun.”

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