Did you hear? They're rebooting the Terminator franchise because Hollywood refuses to finance new and exciting ideas. Either that or they're rebooting the Terminator franchise because of, I don't know — America or something. Anyway, I can't wait to half-watch it five years from now because I fell asleep watching TNT and am too lazy/groggy to change the channel now that I'm awake. Don't feel too bad, new Terminator movie! I've enjoyed plenty of films this way. (What up, He's Just Not That Into You.)
The new Terminator will actually be a prequel that focuses on a young Sarah Connor and her (eventual) baby daddy Kyle Reese. Casting directors have already begun meeting with potential actresses for the coveted role (made iconic by the badass — and jacked — Linda Hamilton). So far the names being tossed around include Game of Thrones' Emilia Clark, United States of Tara's Brie Larson and Margot Robbie. Cool, I'm sure all of those actresses are great. They also all happen to look like models, which is nice for their faces, but seems less ideal for Sarah Connor — a woman whose arms should look like they're made of twisted up Boa constrictors and whose daily breakfast is a simple mix of 12 raw eggs and Muscle Milk.
These actresses' attractiveness certainly shouldn't count against them (Linda Hamilton wasn't exactly homely), but wouldn't it be kind of cool to see Sarah Connor played by someone who looks like they could win in a fight without the help of dragons? Maybe even a real female MMA fighter? Perhaps that's too much to ask of a studio system that's stuck on making the same movies over and over again. Let's just hope that whoever gets the part isn't shy about lifting weights.
Paging Sarah Connor: Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson to Test for 'Terminator' [Hollywood Reporter]