Rumors have been circulating that Arnold Schwarzenegger, now done with his stint in office and back to films, will be taking a role in an upcoming continuation of the Terminator franchise. From what Arnie has to say, he’s onboard for not only one new film, but two.
When asked about the project, he had the following to say:
I can’t say too much, they want it held in secret, but I will say that next year I will start filming it. And it’s going to be one of the hardest films I have ever done. They have six months set aside just for filming, so I will be training and getting into the best physical shape I possibly can before filming starts. It does follow ‘Salvation,’ although some of the producers and franchise owner were not too happy about the job McG did with it, but they felt it was good enough to continue on and they want the fifth and sixth installments to be the closing of the franchise.
Previously, Justin Lin was attached to direct the fifth movie, but is busy making more Fast and Furious films (oh God, please let them end…). So the powers-that-be may have to look for someone else to take charge.
Arnie is currently set to begin August shooting for a different sci-fi flick by the name of Unknown Soldier, so it looks like a few more years before fans will be graced with his metallic presence. Of course, if these two end up being anywhere as atrocious as the last installment, he might be best pursuing his Twins sequel.
Thanks to moviehole for the heads-up.