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Brie Larson and Emilia Clarke are main contenders for Sarah Conner role in Terminator reboot

12.04.2013by:

THE TERMINATOR reboot is getting closer to finding one of its leads, as two frontrunners have emerged, according to Deadline. Emilia Clarke (HBO's Game of Thrones) and Brie Larson (SHORT TERM 12) have jumped to the top of the list for the Alan Tayler helmed reboot of James Cameron's popular franchise. Clarke has wowed viewers since her debut as Daenerys Targaryan in Game of Thrones, playing a similarly-themed character (unsuspecting innocent to warrior queen) and Brie Larson just took home a best actress award from the Gotham Awards for her performance in SHORT TERM 12. A good duo to choose from for a strong role.

From Deadline:

"Both actresses have tested for the producers, and they are the frontrunners. I have heard that Clarke has an edge, and that would not be surprising. Before Taylor helmed Thor: The Dark World, he directed Clarke in HBOs Game Of Thrones."

In addition to Sarah Conner, it appears that both Kyle Reese and John Conner will play a role in the reboot as well, although it's unclear to what extent, age, or time frame that will be.

"Ive also heard that Kyle Reese, played by Michael Biehn in the original film, will be a character in this version, as will John Connor, so it seems like a jump into the future might be part of the plot line. The completion of this franchise is expected to span at least two films."

I know there will be red bars of hate for the very notion of the reboot, but that's to be expected. I'm willing to give it a go and interested to see how they approach the franchise going forward. Of course, it could always go south, but so far I'm liking the casting chatter and having Alan Taylor at the helm is an intriguing choice and lest we forget, ol' Schwarzenegger is back in the mix as well.

THE TERMINATOR reboot is currently scheduled to hit theaters in 2015.

Which actress do you prefer for the role of Sarah Conner?

Source: Deadline

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12:41PM on 12/04/2013

Kind of funny...

Lena Headey played the last incarnation of Sarah Conner, and now it look like a different queen of the Realm may play her.
Lena Headey played the last incarnation of Sarah Conner, and now it look like a different queen of the Realm may play her.
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12:44PM on 12/04/2013
Why not give us the sequel we deserve rather than rebooting it. This is the worst reboot idea ever,including Road House and that's saying something.
Why not give us the sequel we deserve rather than rebooting it. This is the worst reboot idea ever,including Road House and that's saying something.
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1:27PM on 12/04/2013
Okay okay.... Autocorrect!!!!
Okay okay.... Autocorrect!!!!
12:48PM on 12/04/2013
ROADHOUSE!
ROADHOUSE!
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12:48PM on 12/04/2013
No need for a reboot, just give me a Black Hawk Down/Saving Private Ryan style of war that we all knows happens but have yet to see. Terminator Salvation didn't do anything to help build on the Terminator universe, just showed new robots.
No need for a reboot, just give me a Black Hawk Down/Saving Private Ryan style of war that we all knows happens but have yet to see. Terminator Salvation didn't do anything to help build on the Terminator universe, just showed new robots.
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12:54PM on 12/04/2013
I would rather see a sequel to the previous four films and for that storyline to actually have an ending instead of starting over again. But if I had to pick between either Clarke or Larson, Clarke gets my vote. But I would be happy work either woman.
I would rather see a sequel to the previous four films and for that storyline to actually have an ending instead of starting over again. But if I had to pick between either Clarke or Larson, Clarke gets my vote. But I would be happy work either woman.
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2:52PM on 12/04/2013
Clarke will get most votes bc we have seen her naked, that alone will get her the thumbs up from me, hahaha
Clarke will get most votes bc we have seen her naked, that alone will get her the thumbs up from me, hahaha
12:55PM on 12/04/2013
Too young looking
Too young looking
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6:48PM on 12/04/2013
Emilia is the same age Linda Hamilton was when she filmed the original and Brie is a year younger. Linda Hamilton was just an old busted looking 26 year old.
Emilia is the same age Linda Hamilton was when she filmed the original and Brie is a year younger. Linda Hamilton was just an old busted looking 26 year old.
1:22PM on 12/04/2013
Maaaaaaan to hell with dis' shit
Maaaaaaan to hell with dis' shit
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1:27PM on 12/04/2013
I don't hate the idea of a reboot at this point.

The franchise has been through so many studios at this point that it's a complete mess. Instead of doing another sequel to a shitty series, I'd rather see a full completion of the idea idea from time traveling madness through to future war (ending with Reece being sent back to complete the loop).

I'm not a reboot fan at all, I'll always have Terminator 1 & 2 in my heart, but I'd like to see the full workings of the franchise in a continuity
I don't hate the idea of a reboot at this point.

The franchise has been through so many studios at this point that it's a complete mess. Instead of doing another sequel to a shitty series, I'd rather see a full completion of the idea idea from time traveling madness through to future war (ending with Reece being sent back to complete the loop).

I'm not a reboot fan at all, I'll always have Terminator 1 & 2 in my heart, but I'd like to see the full workings of the franchise in a continuity that makes sense and with the same group of actors. Of course chances are slim that we'll get that, I'm sure we'll get a crappy reboot and that will be the death of it.
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1:28PM on 12/04/2013

Pick up at the beginning of T2 when the war really gets going

At the beginning of T2 you get to see the war in full swing and that what we always wanted, laser guns and all. They obviously planned for Terminator Salvation to lead into this because John Connor/Christian Bale gets the same scar on his face as seen when he is on the battlefield at the beginning of T2. Just make one more Big Future War Battle with the ending bringing everything full circle and John Connor sending Kyle Reese back right before Arnold kills him. Then if you want future
At the beginning of T2 you get to see the war in full swing and that what we always wanted, laser guns and all. They obviously planned for Terminator Salvation to lead into this because John Connor/Christian Bale gets the same scar on his face as seen when he is on the battlefield at the beginning of T2. Just make one more Big Future War Battle with the ending bringing everything full circle and John Connor sending Kyle Reese back right before Arnold kills him. Then if you want future Terminator movies concentrate on different stories for a while with different characters. Or just say fu*k it and back Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles.
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1:44PM on 12/04/2013

High hopes

were just dashed, who the f**k are these 2 chicks? neither, from that pic have the presence to play Sarah.
were just dashed, who the f**k are these 2 chicks? neither, from that pic have the presence to play Sarah.
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2:31PM on 12/04/2013
Drogon...Dracarys...
Drogon...Dracarys...
2:06PM on 12/04/2013

Would rather have Katee Sackhoff or Lena Heady again

Not too excited about these choices. Heady was tough, feminine and had chops to boot.
Not too excited about these choices. Heady was tough, feminine and had chops to boot.
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2:43PM on 12/04/2013

f*ck this movie

I absolutely love the Terminator franchise but there is no way in hell I am watching anything except the sequel to the last terminator movie. I want the war to be shown and I so badly want to see the conversation between John Conner and his younger father and how he convinces him to go back in time to protect his mother (without mentioning he is his son), that alone would be worth the price of admission, knowing he is sending his father to his death but cant explain that to Kyle
I absolutely love the Terminator franchise but there is no way in hell I am watching anything except the sequel to the last terminator movie. I want the war to be shown and I so badly want to see the conversation between John Conner and his younger father and how he convinces him to go back in time to protect his mother (without mentioning he is his son), that alone would be worth the price of admission, knowing he is sending his father to his death but cant explain that to Kyle
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6:14PM on 12/04/2013

Dare I say..

...I'd most definitely steal the Oscar Myer Weenie Mobile and plow it through both these gal's greased up driveways but I could not see either of them as Sarah. One is the Mary Sue of Game of Thrones and the other is just too damn pretty. I like Linda...and Lena....they were attractive but could kick your ass with a stone cold stare. These chicks, while having metaphysical properties to invoke rigor in certain parts of my body with a single look, just can not convey the inward strength that has
...I'd most definitely steal the Oscar Myer Weenie Mobile and plow it through both these gal's greased up driveways but I could not see either of them as Sarah. One is the Mary Sue of Game of Thrones and the other is just too damn pretty. I like Linda...and Lena....they were attractive but could kick your ass with a stone cold stare. These chicks, while having metaphysical properties to invoke rigor in certain parts of my body with a single look, just can not convey the inward strength that has already been established by portrayals of the character.
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6:18PM on 12/04/2013
Arnold is playing the Terminator again?
Arnold is playing the Terminator again?
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8:37PM on 12/04/2013
Schwarzenegger back is enough for a negative reaction, hes too old. The man can still do action, but action that works with his age
Schwarzenegger back is enough for a negative reaction, hes too old. The man can still do action, but action that works with his age
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8:49PM on 12/04/2013
I am still of the opinion that making a sequel to Salvation is the best way to "reboot" this franchise. All they have to do is bring the story full circle with a raid on a Skynet facility where the time displacement equipment is being kept. We see the T-800, T-1000, and the T-X sent back in time. John and Kate lead the raid with Kyle and a reprogrammed T-800. As they send Kyle to 1984 and the T-800 to 1995. Then another T-800 bursts through the door and kills John then shuts down because it has
I am still of the opinion that making a sequel to Salvation is the best way to "reboot" this franchise. All they have to do is bring the story full circle with a raid on a Skynet facility where the time displacement equipment is being kept. We see the T-800, T-1000, and the T-X sent back in time. John and Kate lead the raid with Kyle and a reprogrammed T-800. As they send Kyle to 1984 and the T-800 to 1995. Then another T-800 bursts through the door and kills John then shuts down because it has completed its mission. Kate then reprograms it and sends it back to 2003. At this point we see Kate and the rest of the people with her set charges and destroy Skynet. Then we jump to 1984 and we see Sarah on her way to work and we see the arrival of the T-800 in the parking lot near the garbage truck and Kyle arrive in the alley. Then the studio can do whatever they want with a reboot and use the actors that they cast for Kyle, Sarah and John for future movies. This works because in the first Terminator Kyle (Biehn) tells Sarah (Hamilton) that he is from one possible future. So the events can occur differently in their new films leading to the war.
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9:07PM on 12/04/2013
Alan Taylor has got a long way to proving this reboot is a good idea at all. I wish him the very best.
Alan Taylor has got a long way to proving this reboot is a good idea at all. I wish him the very best.
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3:43AM on 12/05/2013
At this point, if it's a reboot I'd like to see a Terminator movie where they have equal amounts of story happening in the past and in the future.
At this point, if it's a reboot I'd like to see a Terminator movie where they have equal amounts of story happening in the past and in the future.
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