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Emilia Clarke is Terminator reboot’s Sarah Connor!

Alrighty then, now its time for another news story, just a quick one. In the last few months there’s been a fair amount of information surrounding the upcoming the future of the Terminator series in both film in and television and ow it seems like we have our second cast member. The following info comes from superherohype:

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“Said to be one of two finalists for the role last week, “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has won the role of Sarah Connor in the upcoming Terminator reboot. Deadline has the news, reporting that Clarke joins the already-attached Arnold Schwarzenegger with Jason Clarke nearly set to play a later version of Sarah Connor’s son, John Connor.

The first in a stand-alone trilogy, Terminator 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. Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are attached to write the screenplay.

Alan Taylor, who has previously worked with Emilia Clarke on the hit HBO fantasy series, is directing the new film, which is slated to hit theaters July 2, 2015.”

Okay well this is interesting, while Jason Clarke is a good actor and I’ve liked what I’ve seen him in, Emilia Clarke is a WAY more interesting casting choice. Most people will know her as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones and anyone who has watched that show knows how great she is in there. She is not only SUPER gorgeous, but Clarke also has a great screen presence, can be intimidating, commanding and extremely emotive. I feel like she’d be a good fit for Sarah Connor considering what the character stands for, I just hope she does a good job considering how good Linda Hamilton was back in Terminator 1 & 2.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Terminator Series is Rebooted. New Trilogy to Begin on June 26, 2015!

Okay I thought that after seeing this yesterday that it was a joke, but upon further inspection I see that this is legit and it’s actually happening, so let’s talk about it. The Terminator film series is getting frigging rebooted… The follow information comes from superherohype:

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“Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted Terminator movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.

The first in a stand-alone trilogy, Terminator 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. Laeta Kalorgridis (AvatarShutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are attached to write the screenplay.

Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, Terminator spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, World War Z,Star Trek Into DarknessG.I. Joe: Retaliation and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. A 5th installment of in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the “G.I. Joe” franchise, among other films.

Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated Zero Dark ThirtyThe Master and executive produced Spring Breakers via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell’s American Hustle, Spike Jonze’s Her, and Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher set for release later this year.”

Damn, Hollywood really like to reboot stuff yo, its so unnecessary. Where’s the new stuff? But anyways let’s look at the facts here. The Terminator series has had four films. Two of them really awesome, one okay and one questionable entry that divided audiences. For me I love the James Cameron films, ESPECIALLY TERMINATOR 2! Terminator 3 was alright but just didn’t have what I was looking for in a Terminator film. And then there’s Terminator Salvation, a film that just annoys me due its questionable storyline, lack of charm like the previous films and just not being very interesting for me. Now Salvation wasn’t completely shit, it had some cool future stuff going on there, but I feel like that film should have been awesome. It was really the last chance for the series to be cool and continue. But in the end it just didn’t have the smart and enjoyable qualities that made the series so famous and adored.

So now the studios have decided to say “fuck it” and reboot the series because that always rectifies film franchises that have had a questionable last entry. At first I was okay with the idea of the series being rebooted, but now that I think about it I’m not actually okay with it. I’d much rather the series just be left in the past and just enjoy the material we have to work with now. But instead we’re possibly gonna a get a retelling of the story of how Skynet takes over the world and how one person will have to save the world and will somehow involve time travel in some capacity. I dunno if  can be arsed with that again especially after it was done so well before, plus it was a unique concept back in the 80’s and 90’s, but I dunno how well that would work again in today’s realm of cinema. Unless they change-up everything and give us something completely new. But how they’d be able to pull that off is behold me. In the end I’m very wary of this, but I won’t comment on it until get the story and director.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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