Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has been cast as Sarah Connor in the upcoming Terminator remake, Paramount confirmed Friday.
The new Terminator film, from Paramount Pictures, will be the fifth film in the long-running franchise but the first in a planned stand-alone trilogy.
Clarke, best known for her portrayal of the dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, has big shoes to fill.
Linda Hamilton originated the role in James Cameron’s 1984 sci-fi action flick and sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Hamilton’s performance was considered groundbreaking as her character broke gender barriers to become a genuine gun-toting action hero.