Emilia Clarke cast as Sarah Connor in Terminator reboot

Posted on 16 December 2013
By Craig Kell
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Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will play the new Sarah Connor in a reboot of the Terminator series.

The British beauty is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryn in HBO’s hit fantasy show and has also featured in this year’s Spike Island and Dom Hemingway.

She will take on the iconic role made famous by Linda Hamilton in James Cameron’s classic sci-fi films from 1984 and 1991.

She won the part after recently impressing executives from Paramount and Skydance.

Her competition included fellow starlets Brie Larson (Short Term 12) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the robotic cyborg with the sci-fi blockbuster being helmed by Clarke’s former director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones).

The role of the new John Connor is looking set to be taken by Jason Clarke (Lawless, Zero Dark Thirty) but that news has yet to be officially confirmed.

The reboot is scheduled for release on July 1st 2015.