FIRST LOOK: Sam Worthington in ‘Terminator Salvation’

March 02, 2009 | 10:12 p.m.

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Sam Worthington in 'Terminator Salvation'

What actor is poised for the biggest career surge in 2009? I wouldn’t bet against Chris Pine, who will be hitting warp speed after boldly taking on the role of James T. Kirk for the new "Star Trek" revival, but I also wouldn’t underestimate Sam Worthington, who (at least in the early footage I’ve seen) absolutely holds his own opposite the rasping intensity of Christian Bale in director McG’s "Terminator Salvation"  The 32-year-old Aussie is also the star of James Cameron’s "Avatar," which arrives in December, and follows it all up with the role of Perseus in "Clash of the Titans" next year.

In this exclusive shot above, you see Worthington as Marcus Wright during his intense riverbank confrontation with Bale’s John Connor. Wright’s last memory is being taken to a prison’s death row but years later, with the murderous machines of SkyNet wiping out the human race, he awakens alive but not sure how or why … or what exactly he has become.

– Geoff Boucher

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4 Responses to FIRST LOOK: Sam Worthington in ‘Terminator Salvation’

  1. oakmonster says:

    The trailer looks bad ass! Funny how I kept waiting for Christian Bale to say that he's done with someone professionally. Also, my husband wondered if Bale could go through a movie without growling. The monologue sounded like a lesser form of Batman inaudible mumble grumble.
    Realistically though, who cares about Christian if you can have Sam. Oh, sweet Sam. Where have you been all our lives!?

  2. juepucta says:

    So basically terminators (or at least whatever new model they introduce in T4, eg: t-prius-hybrid) were once humans?
    This just got interesting. Hopefully it will erase memories of T3. The TV series is surprisingly good.
    -G.

  3. Piratefan says:

    I'm not a very big fan of the franchise, but I am a Christian Bale fan and this movie look absoluty amazing! I think that I'm gonna have to check it out. At least there's no Arnold. LOL. Can't wait to see "Public Enemies" as well with him, Johnny Depp, and Channing Tatum! Looks like it's gonna be an amazing summer for movies and audiences alike!

  4. d wender says:

    NEWS TIP: SAM WORTHINGTON TO PLAY AUSTRALIAN WAR SURGEON CRAIG JURISEVIC IN NEW FEATURE FILM.
    Film covers surgeon's time during Kosovo War; fighting with Kosovo Liberation Army against Milosevic's forces.
    Producer E. Orner. Director and studio yet to be announced.

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