Byung-hun Lee and more sign up for TERMINATOR: GENESIS

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Some franchises, you just can’t stop. Throw it into an industrial crusher, drop it in molten metal or try and heart-punch it, but Terminator just won’t stay down. Shooting kicks off soon on a fifth film in the franchise, which will reboot the entire saga and pave the way for a new trilogy. And it just nabbed a few more cast members.Alan “Thor: The Dark World” Taylor directs the next flick, and has added Byung-hun “G.I. Joe” Lee, Michael “Mad Men” Gladis and Sandrine “House of Cards” Holt to the cast. That rounds out an impressive cast already, which includes Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Emilia Clarke will be the latest Sarah Connah Conner, Jason Clarke her son John Conner and Jai Courtney his future father Kyle Reese. As for Lee, his role is being kept a secret, but THR reckons that it’ll be a “doozy”. My bet is on a T-800 upgraded with the deadliest patch possible: Actual martial arts skills in an indestructible body.

That’s some damn good casting. Lee is massive in South Korea, and has made a name for himself in G.I. Joe 1 (Yay), the sequel (BOO!) and will even be seen in The Raid 2: Berandal. Looks like Terminator: Genesis will have some proper talent on board. I’m just hoping that none of the lead actors have a meltdown and snap at the lighting hands, before the film arrives on July 1 2015.

Last Updated: April 2, 2014

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