Producer James Cameron and director Tim Miller have signed on Gabriel Luna in the title role of the “Terminator” reboot, an individual with knowledge of the project tells The Wrap. Luna is best known for starring as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider on the ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Colombian actress Natalia Reyes also joins the cast as a working-class woman caught between humans and machines in the war for dominance. Reyes broke out on the soap opera “Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas” and will next be seen in the film “Birds of Passage,” which will premiere as the opening film at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes. “Birds of Passage” is directed by Ciro Guerra.
Luna and Reyes join a cast that includes original “Terminator” stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, as well as “Blade Runner 2049” star Mackenzie Davis. “Scream Queens” and “Rock of Ages” star Diego Boneta is also on board in an undisclosed role.
Miller, who directed “Deadpool,” will shoot the film with series creator Cameron returning to the franchise as a producer for the first time since 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”
Luna is repped by Management 360, UTA and Joel VanderKloot of Nelson Davis.
The “Terminator” reboot is the sixth film in the long-running sci-fi series, with Skydance producing and Paramount distributing. The release date was moved last week from July 2019 to Nov. 22, 2019.
Deadline first reported the news about Luna and Reyes.