GAME OF THRONES’ Emilia Clarke Set for TERMINATOR as Sarah Connor

     December 13, 2013


It looks like Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) has won out for the role of Sarah Connor in Skydance/Annapurna Pictures/Paramount’s Terminator reboot.  The decision was down to Clarke and Brie Larson (Short Term 12) as to who would play the character made famous by Linda Hamilton’s badass performance in the original films.  Clarke would play the mother to John Connor, a hero of the human revolution against the machines; Jason Clarke is currently in talks for the role. (Hey, at least they already have a last name in common.)  Due to the near-twenty-year age difference between the two Clarkes, there’s likely a time-travel element to the reboot, which is due out July 1, 2015.  Hit the jump for more.

emilia-clarke-terminatorDeadline reports that Emilia Clarke has landed the coveted role of Sarah Connor in the Terminator reboot, which may be titled Terminator: Genesis.  She’ll reunite with director Alan Taylor, who helmed six episodes of the HBO drama series, Game of Thrones.  In addition to the Clarkes, Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to reprise his role as the title cyborg.  Other than the likelihood of a trip into the future, little of the story has been revealed at this point.  It seems that there’s plenty of story to go around, however, as this film is but the first in a planned trilogy.  As if that weren’t enough, a TV series is in the works that will tie directly into the films.  Here’s what we know about the two projects:

The TV series will follow a critical moment from the first Terminator film (1984) and, where the film’s story goes one way, the upcoming series will take the same moment in a completely different direction. As the rebooted film trilogy and the new TV series progress, the two narratives will intersect with each other in some surprising and dramatic ways.

Everybody’s building a multimedia platform for their products these days, so if you’re a fan of Terminator, it sounds like there’s going to be quite a bit of material to sink your teeth into over the next few years.



  • rukia

    Brie Larson is a better actress.

    • grapes9h5

      Does that matter? Not being sarcastic, I more or less agree with you, but the better actress isn’t always better for any one role. It’s not like Emilia is a bad actress, far from it in my opinion.

    • axalon

      I guess the producers didn’t think so

    • Pk

      Brie Larson is not attractive enough

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  • Frederico Silva

    Oh god yes! Had my fingers crossed to this!

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  • Farrell

    Yeah Hollywood…milk it for all you can before Cameron gets the rights back in 2018! Milk, milk, milk!!!

  • ska7triumph

    I’m still on the fence about this even with Mr. Clarke getting some shine. Who’s writing this thing…?

    I guess the producers are looking to sex this reboot up a bit; shame though for Larson. Sure Ms. Clarke has the bigger name due to GoT but Larson has the better chops IMHO. A big role like that would’ve given her cache for her indies coming down the pike. And may I say that Clarke’s name didn’t do the B’way BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S any favors.

  • tarek

    She is so beautiful.
    Don’t le them get you naked Emilia.

    • The Flobbit

      You know that’s not going to happen, right?

  • randommale7

    Damn it! Was really hoping Brie Larson would get it because she deserves a lot more exposure…oh well…at least it’s still a good actress I guess…

    • jack

      they both could use more exposure…..amirite?

  • saraamw

    OMG!!!!!!!!! GO EMILIA!!

  • Frank

    I wish she kept her natural, white hair instead of dying it brown.

  • Dave

    I can’t believe they didn’t pick Idris Elba. WTF!

  • Sean Chandler

    I’m not familiar with Brie Larson, but Emilia Clarke has shown she can play the same character as both the helpless damsel in distress as well as the strong and confident queen. So she’s seems like a good pick to me.

  • oprahnoodlemantra

    I hope this doesn’t effect Game of Thrones.

    • Sam

      My exact concern!!!!

  • The Flobbit

    Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke! Twas meant to be.

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  • Cedhollywood

    “Sarah Connor as she transitions from childhood to adulthood”, Really? Lol! Wow,they are really scraping the bottom of the barrel to make this franchise relevant again. Transitions?! What! Why not send a terminator back to when Sarah is “transitioning” in her mother’s womb! I can’t believe this was green lighted?!?! Are you telling me some execs in Hollywood said sure we’ll put up the cash to get this made. The biggest flop ever coming soon. Finally Emilia Clarke as Sarah Conner? Mmmmm no,sorry. Some executive got a serious hard one on while watching certain scenes of GOT to think she can pull off a Sarah Connor as she transitions from childhood to adulthood lol…lmfao…Ah forget it.

    • jack

      I honestly don’t think you know what transitions means

  • Guest

    Wait, aren’t both Brie Larson and Emilia Clarke too young to play Sarah Connor if guys like Jason Clarke are going up for John Connor?

    Maybe there are multiple story lines across different periods of time?

  • Doug_101

    She is stupid hot. Love her on Game of Thrones and a coincidence that she got the part since Cersei (Lena Headey) played her on the Sarah Connor Chronicles.

  • Masshuu il Malacandra

    Love Emilia but I’ll stick with the Original Trilogy, thank you very much. When you have no new story to tell throw in time travel or resurrection.

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  • Jay

    She’s adorable. Even when she’s in a murderous mood I can’t help but want to give her a hug and promise her the moon. It’s gonna be weird watching her shooting guns and being all action-y and gritty.

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  • Sam

    They should have taken Emma Stone!!!

    • tarek

      Or Kristen sarah connor and Taylor Lautner as the terminator.


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  • Sean Chandler

    I’ll re-watch it!

  • tarek

    stop burking like a mad dug. It’s annoying.