Sam Worthington Fights The Terminator

Acclaimed Aussie Sam Worthington has landed the lead role in “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins” reports Variety.

How’d he get the job? Seems the young actor who just played the lead in the James Cameron-directed “Avatar” got recommended to “Terminator” helmer McG by Cameron himself.

Worthington will play the role of Marcus, a central figure in a three-picture arc that begins after Skynet has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust.

A group of survivors led by John Connor (Christian Bale) struggles to keep the machines from finishing the job.

Warners has set the new film for domestic release next Summer.