Emilia Clarke to play Sarah Connor in ‘Terminator’ reboot, it has been confirmed

'Game Of Thrones' actress picked by director Alan Taylor

Emilia Clarke has signed on to play Sarah Connor in the Terminator reboot.

Clarke, who is best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy series will play the iconic character in the new franchise reboot after seeing off competition for the role from Short Term Twelve actress Brie Larson and Margot Robie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor, who directed Clarke in The Game Of Thrones will helm the film, and Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise his role as the Terminator for the reboot.

Paramount Pictures announced the reboot in June and and revealed that it will be the first in a new stand-alone trilogy of Terminator movies. The reboot has a script by Laela Kalogrodis (Shutter Island and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) though no plot details are known at the moment.

Schwarzenegger originated the iconic role in 1984’s Terminator and returned for 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day and 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines. A fourth instalment, Terminator Salvation, followed in 2009 without Schwarzenegger, who was then serving as Governor of California.