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.
Now that the Governator’s stint in politics has come to a close, it looks like the film icon will be making a return to the movie scene. In addition to several other projects, including a sequel to The Expendables, Arnie is looking at jumping on board a follow-up to the 1988 comedy hit, Twins.
The proposed sequel would supposedly use Eddie Murphy as the third “twin” and bring back the original cast of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. The new movie would be called none-other than Triplets.
An interview with Arnie conducted by ComingSoon at the end of 2011 managed to capture his thoughts on the new flick. In his characteristically eloquent speaking style, he stated:
“I’d find somebody like Eddie Murphy or someone that people would say, ‘How does that happen, medically speaking?’ and, ‘Physically, there’s no way!’ Then, somehow, we would explain it. That would be hilarious with what we know about someone like him.”
“I can see a poster, a billboard with us three. ‘They found another one!’ ‘Triplets!’ ‘Only their mother can tell them apart!’ I would do that in two seconds, because that’s real entertainment. You come out with that movie for Christmas, like December 5th or something like that, and you’re home free.”
So yeah, it looks like audiences everywhere will be “home free” if this recycled potential mess makes it to the screen. Though with the actors not exactly at their youngest, it is a distinct possibility that one of them will be dead before production begins.
Thanks to the kids at ComingSoon for the heads up on this one.