Monday, March 24, 2008

Yelchin as Reese

Anton Yelchin, the actor who brought you such roles as 'that kid from Alpha Dog', and the underwatched Charlie Bartlett is soon to be a household name in J.J. Abrams new Star Trek film. But, either because he's leading a charmed life, or he's just really that good an actor, Yelchin is now reported to be 'in talks' for another great role in a huge franchise, The Terminator.

Yelchin is in negotiations to take on the role of Kyle Reese, the father of John Connor and badass resistance fighter played by Michael Biehn in the first Terminator film, for McG in the upcoming Terminator 4 film. According to the Hollywood Reporter story "Reese, one of the children who survived a machine-driven nuclear holocaust, befriends Marcus (Sam Worthington), an early edition of the Terminator cyborg played in previous films by Arnold Schwarzenegger. " Interesting eh? I don't think it had been revealed that the character, Marcus was going to be a terminator himself... Isn't he supposed to be the star of the new series? How is that going to work???

As a side note the story goes on to indicate that Crash writer / director Paul Haggis is in talks to work on the script for the sequel. Could the director's chair be far behind? or is that maybe just wishful thinking. We'll definitely have to keep an eye on this one.

Oh an on a semi related topic, a viral site, that AICN speculates is connected to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has popped up online at There are seven videos so far on the site that explain how the company is tracking tachyon particles to 'take pictures' of the future. Watch at your own risk, while I haven't made it through them all I hear the last one is a bit crazy.

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