The newest model of Terminator: Jai Courtney.
Australian actor Jai Courtney has been confirmed as the star of the Terminator reboot, according to Variety. Courtney had already been tipped as a frontrunner for the role of Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis, due for release next year, but appears now to have cemented his cyborg-like grip on the role.
Fellow Australian Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Lawless) has also landed a part in the film, taking on the role of John Connor. The casting of the pair follows Sam Worthington's starring role in the most recent film in the series, Terminator Salvation in 2009. It's unclear whether this should be interpreted as a vote of confidence in Australian talent or a suggestion that our actors are uncannily robotic.
Emilia Clarke stars in the Game of Thrones as Danaerys Targaryan.
Also joining the cast for the first in a projected series of new Terminator movies is Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. She will play Sarah Connor, the mother of John Connor, who was played by Linda Hamilton in the first two Terminator movies.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the original Terminator, is also said to be on board.
Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) is slated to direct.
Courtney, a WAAPA graduate, had roles in All Saints and Packed To The Rafters before shifting into the realm of swords and sandals for the TV series Spartacus.
He has more recently appeared in a range of action movies. He was a villain in Jack Reacher and Bruce Willis's son in A Good Day To Die Hard. He also appears in two films to be released soon: I, Frankenstein, a fantasy feature, and the dystopian sci-fi action movie Divergent.
He is playing an army officer in Russell Crowe's directorial debut, The Water Diviner, and also appears in Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie.