SmithÂ will play a new character with a strong connection to JohnÂ Connor, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.
Alan Taylor is directing the film from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions are producing. Skydanceâ€™s Paul Schwake, Annapurna Picturesâ€™ Megan Ellison, Kalogridis and Lussier are executive producing.
Smith is best known for playing The Doctor on the popular â€œDoctor Whoâ€ television series during the 2011-2103 seasons. His other television credits include â€œChristopher and His Kind,â€Â â€œMoses Jones,â€ and â€œThe Street.â€Â He can be seen next on the big screen in â€œLOST RIVER,â€ directed by Ryan Gosling, alongside Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Eva Mendes.
He is represented by United Talent Agency and Michael Duff at Troika. The â€œTERMINATORâ€ franchise launched in 1984 with Schwarzenegger as the title character and spanned three subsequent films, which have earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Paramount will distribute the film worldwide on July 1, 2015.