Action star-turned-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will not be reprising his famous role as the Terminator in the forthcoming movie sequel–he has been replaced by young Australian actor Sam Worthington.
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, the fourth film in the hit franchise, is due to start shooting in April in New Mexico and is scheduled to hit theaters in 2009.
Titanic director James Cameron was in charge of the first two Terminator films and is reported to have recommended Worthington to new director Joseph McGinty Nichol after working with the actor on forthcoming movie Avatar, reports the Sydney Daily Telegraph newspaper.
Schwarzenegger starred in all three previous installments before turning his attention to politics in 2003.
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