"Felony" Premiere - Red Carpet - 2013 Toronto International Film FestivalThe casting for one of the key characters in Paramount and Skydance ProductionsTerminator: Genesis is almost complete — but not finalized. What’s true is that Jai Courtney has been offered the role of Kyle Reese, a gig that figures to span at least two movies that will end the story of Skynet’s battle with the resistance that began with James Cameron’s two films and two more that followed. As we told you last week, it was down to Courtney and Boyd Holbrook to land the Reese KyleReeserole originated by Michael Beihn in the first pic. If the Courtney deal makes, he will join Arnold Schwarzenegger as the signature cyborg, Game Of ThronesEmilia Clarke as Sara Connor and Zero Dark Thirty’s Jason Clarke as her son John Connor in the time-travel saga that will be directed by Alan Taylor. The film has a July 1, 2015 released date.

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 The films are being financed one-third by Paramount and two-thirds by Skydance, whose David Ellison bought out the stake held by his sister, Annapurna’s Megan Ellison. She was the one who originally bought the rights to continue the franchise for about $20 million. Courtney is coming off Jack Reacher and A Good Day To Die Hard, and next will be seen in Divergent. He also shot the Angelina Jolie-directed Unbroken and Russell Crowe-helmed The Water Diviner. He’s repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment.

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