Last fall, Paramount Pictures slated the sixth film in the Terminator franchise for a July 26th, 2019 release, and while the news front for the new movie has been relatively quiet over the past several months, a new name is potentially being added to the cast list.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049, Halt and Catch Fire) is in discussions to join the cast of the new Terminator movie, which is also set to star Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and Arnold Schwarzenegger, likely as a killer T-800 (or other model) robot.

THR reveals that if Davis joins the new Terminator movie, she "will play a soldier-assassin on a mission. It is a human character in a movie that once again sets up the battle between (wo)man and machine." The search for the female lead role in the movie is still reportedly underway, and we'll keep you updated as more information is announced.

Set to be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) from a story idea by James Cameron (who directed 1984's The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day), the new Terminator movie is planned to be the first film in a potential trilogy that is being crafted by a writers' room that includes David S. Goyer, Charles Eglee, and Josh Friedman (creator of the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which starred Lena Headey in the title role).

Plot details on the new movie are under wraps, but THR previously revealed that the new film is being perceived as a sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which could mean that it might not reference or take place in the same timeline as Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation, or 2015's Terminator Genisys (which starred Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor).

As reported last year, in 2019 Cameron will reacquire rights to Terminator due to copyright reversion 35 years after the release of his seminal sci-fi action film that featured Schwarzenegger as an android sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor, who is unknowingly the mother of a future son who will go on to lead a resistance against the artificial intelligence known as Skynet.

Hamilton would go on to reprise her role in Terminator 2, bringing a harder edge to Sarah as she teamed up with Schwarzenegger's new take on the T-800 to defend her teenage son from another futuristic threat, the T-1000 (played by Robert Patrick).

James Cameron will produce the new Terminator film along with Skydance, while Paramount Pictures is set to distribute it in the US (with Fox slated to oversee the global release market). While the new movie will feature the return of familiar faces, it will also bring in plenty of new ones, too, as Cameron revealed (via THR) that they're "starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story. We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters, but we'll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it."

We'll keep you updated as more information is divulged. In the meantime, what do you want to see in a new Terminator movie? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: THR
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