Though it’s not expected to hit theaters until November of 2019, four months later than initially expected, The Terminator is still making serious headway over at Skydance and Paramount Pictures.
Case in point: Diego Boneta, star of Scream Queens and Rock of Ages, has clinched a key role in the forthcoming reboot, which entered development under the watchful eye of Tim Miller (Deadpool) and Avatar‘s James Cameron, the latter of whom is said to be overseeing production from afar.
Per THR, there’s nary a mention of Boneta’s character, and the fact that negotiations are still ongoing indicates that this is far from a done deal. What we do know, however, is that the actor would star alongside Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, two franchise veterans who last shared the screen for Terminator 2: Judgement Day back in ’91, while Blade Runner 2049 actress Mackenzie Davis clinched the female lead early last month.
And though Skydance is playing its cards close to the vest, word is Mackenzie Davis has been cast as Dani Ramos (Sarah Connor 2.0?), a “young woman in her early 20s from Mexico City.” It’s a character who has also been described as a “strong, independent” person who always manages to find a ray of light even in the darkest of circumstances. And if that doesn’t sound like a compelling lead, we don’t know what does.
Said to ignore all films post-Judgment Day, not unlike the forthcoming Halloween sequel from Blumhouse and David Gordon Green, The Terminator officially boots online November 22nd, 2019, where it’ll likely face stiff competition from Wonder Woman 2 and Disney’s Frozen sequel.