John Boyega Wanted For ‘Terminator: Genesis’; Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke & Arnold Schwarzenegger Star
Earlier this month it was reported that ‘Attack the Block’ and ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ star John Boyega is among the young actors contending for a leading role in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Today, The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit has revealed that Boyega is also being eyed for ‘Terminator: Genesis’ in the role of Miles Dyson’s son. The reporter adds that Boyega can’t do both, and is presumably waiting on his status with ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’
In the previous films, Miles Dyson was the original inventor of the neural-net processor which would lead to the development of Skynet, a computer A.I. intended to control electronically linked weapons and defend the United States, but which would later seize control of the world and launch a global war of extermination against humanity. He was the man most directly responsible for Judgment Day, although his work was clearly not intended to bring about that, and Dyson was visibly distraught and disgusted to learn of the Rise of the Machines. Joe Morton played Dyson in ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day.’
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘Sabotage,’ Arnold Schwarzenegger opened up to MTV about 2015′s ‘Terminator: Genesis.’ With production on the film – the first in a new stand-alone trilogy – set to begin next month, Schwarzenegger reveals that the script features multiple versions of his T-800, including a “young” take. “‘Terminator’ deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800, and then [there is] what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets ahold of him. So it will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie.”
The original ‘Terminator” introduced Arnold Schwarzenegger’s time-traveling killer robot in 1984, when the actor was a mere 37 years old. He last played the T-800 model in the 2003 threequel ‘Terminator: Rise of the Machines,’ which was over a decade ago. Schwarzenegger goes on to explain the film’s solution to having his character looking three decades older than he did in the James Cameron original. “The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath. It’s this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator’s flesh ages, just like any other human being’s flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages.”
20th Century Fox has revealed, via Yahoo! Movies, this Red Band trailer for Luke Greenfield’s ’Let’s Be Cops,’ the action comedy that stars Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy and Andy Garcia. Opening on August 13th, ‘Let’s Be Cops’ is the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
Speaking to Comic Book Resources at CinemaCon for Paramount Pictures’ presentation of ‘Hercules,’ Dwayne Johnson opened up about working with DC and Warner Bros. Pictures on a role in one of their upcoming comic book movies. Previously rumored to be playing John Stewart/Green Lantern and even Lobo in the DC Cinematic Universe, Johnson had the following to say, “So, you know, there’s been mutual interest with myself and DC for many years to find the right character. I, like everyone here in the room, love superheroes. So there’s been mutual interest with us for years, and we’ve been having ongoing discussions, myself and DC, for years about the right character, what the right character would be. That’s another thing, too: It had to be right.”
Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this new theatrical trailer for the upcoming sci-fi action adventure ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’ Set for release on June 6th, the cast for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ includes Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Jeremy Piven, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, and Franz Drameh. Doug Liman directs the film from a screenplay by Dante W. Harper, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Christopher McQuarrie, based on the acclaimed novel ‘All You Need is Kill’ by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
The action of ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
Marvel has debuted this latest character behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ the sequel to 2011′s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th in the US and March 26th in the UK.