Courtney Is Kyle Reese

By Drax Largo on February 19th, 2014

After supporting roles in duds like Jack Reacher, A Good Day to Die Hard and I, Frankenstein Hollywood is still trying to make Jai Courtney the next big thing; the thesp has been cast as Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis. He’ll play opposite the Clarkes, Emilia and Jason as Sara Connor and John Connor respectively.

As for the story, Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) and Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, uncredited screenwriter on Avatar) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, which Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) will direct.  Details on the time-travel plot are being kept under wraps.

Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures will co-finance along with David Ellison producing for Skydance and Megan Ellison producing for Annapurna.

The tentatively titled Terminator: Genesis is set for release July 1, 2015.