Smith Joins Terminator: Genesis

By Dr. Know on May 2nd, 2014

Doctor Who himself, Matt Smith, has been cast in the currently-in-production Terminator: Genesis. Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor, the studio reported.

Smith will star opposite Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Byung Hun Lee and, of course, Ah-nold Schwarzenegger.

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.

Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Thor: The Dark World) directs

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