"Game of Thrones" Emilia Clarke cast as Sarah Connors in "Terminator" reboot

Irish American star of "Game of Thrones" Emilia Clarke to take on "Terminator" role

Emilia Clarke best known from "Game of Thrones" has been cast as Sarah Connor in the upcoming remake of "Terminator."

The Los Angeles Times reports that Paramount has confirmed Clarke will star in the franchise alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, who, apparently, will "be back."

Clarke, who is best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen on "Game of Thrones," will take over the new role originally brought to life by Linda Hamilton.

The movie, set to be released in June 2015, was co-written by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). According to reports, Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures purchased the rights for over $20 million with the intention of making at least two new Terminator films,

Entertainment Weekly says, “The role of Sarah Connor holds a firm place in pop culture history. Linda Hamilton originated the role of Sarah Connor in James Cameron’s The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, while Clarke’s Game of Thrones co-star Lena Headey also portrayed the waitress-turned-warrior in Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which aired for two seasons.”

The new installment of the Terminator franchise is planned as the first in a stand-alone trilogy.

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