With production set to get underway in the coming months, Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna look ready to close in on the last major role for their upcoming Terminator reboot. The rumored title is Terminator: Genesis.
According to Variety, the role of Kyle Reese will be filled soon. They list five names set to test for the role early next week, including Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie), Thomas Cocquerel (Anzac Girls), Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Boyd Holbrook (Milk) and Sam Reid (Anonymous).
The first in a stand-alone trilogy, Terminator: Genesis will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. 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 Game of Thrones, is directing the new film.
The film is set to hit theaters July 2, 2015.