Emilia Clarke Considered for Sarah Connor in 'Terminator' Reboot

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 02:18 PM

By Michael Mullins

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Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson are said to be leading the way in the search for the next Sarah Connor in the "Terminator" reboot film scheduled for a 2015 release date.

In the original 1984 "Terminator" film, Connor was played by Linda Hamilton, whose character attempts to elude the post-apocalyptic cyborg assassin sent from the future to kill her, played famously by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Though not his first role, the Terminator character is largely considered to be the role that launched Schwarzenegger's career nearly 30 years ago.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Director Alan Taylor will begin screen testing actresses he is considering to be the next Sarah Connor for the next "Terminator" installment.

The 26-year-old Clarke, who was born in England and is known for her role on the HBO series "Game of Thrones," is among the three names being considered for the title role of Sarah Connor.

Others include 23-year-old Australian actress Margot Robbie, of the ABC TV series "Pan Am," and the 24-year-old American-born Brie Larson, known for such films as "21 Jump Street" and "13 Going on 30."

The now 51-year-old Hamilton was 27 years old when she played the character of Sara Connor in the original "Terminator" that was directed by James Cameron.

Schwarzenegger will be back in the "Terminator" reboot, having appeared in all but one of the Terminator movies — the latest film "Terminator Salvation" which was released in 2009.

In the original "Terminator" film, which has given way to three additional films in the series, Schwarzenegger initially sought to kill Connor to prevent her from giving birth to her son, John Connor, who will one day lead the human race to victory over the machines in a future war.

As for who will play the character of Kyle Reese, who was sent from the future to protect Connor from the terminator and in the process became the father of John Connor, English actor Tom Hardy is considered to be in the lead.

The 36-year-old Hardy is a versatile actor known for playing physical, comedic, and dramatic roles, and has appeared in such films as "The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception," and "Lawless."

In the original film, actor Michael Biehn played the role of Kyle Reese.

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