EXCLUSIVE: The search for a new Terminator to take over the first sanctioned Jim Cameron reboot since the original, is over. Director Tim Miller and producer Cameron have tapped Gabriel Luna for the role. Luna is best known for starring as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider on the ABC action superhero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, as well as the El Rey Network drama series Matador. On the film side, he starred in the films Freeheld and Transpecos.
The Terminator was resurrected by Skydance’s David Ellison in concert with James Cameron, who gets back a lot of the reversion rights to the original 1984 movie, next year. They’ve tapped Tim Miller, the Deadpool director. Luna joins Blade Runner 2049‘s Mackenzie Davis, Diego Boneta and returning cast members Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, with David Goyer writing the script. Pic’s a coproduction between Skydance, Paramount and Fox. Paramount releases the film domestically and Fox internationally on November 22, 2019.
Reyes is best known for her starring role in Sony’s hit Latin America series Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas and as one of the stars of Peter Webber’s Netflix original film Pickpockets. She also stars in Ciro Guerra’s upcoming Birds of Passage. She’s repped by Vision Entertainment and Maria Clara Lopez.
Mexico-born Boneta made his feature debut in the musical Rock of Ages. He currently stars in The Titan, a Netflix sci-fi thriller with Sam Worthington, and next toplines Luis Miguel: La Serie, Netflix’s Spanish-language biopic series that tells of the story of one of the biggest singers from Latin America.
Luna is repped by Management 360, UTA and Joel VanderKloot of Nelson Davis; Boneta is repped by UTA, Grandview and Hansen Jacobson, and Reyes by Vision Entertainment and Colombia-based Maria Clara Lopez.