Arnold Schwarzenegger Reprising “Terminator” Role
Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is saying “Hasta la Vista” to retirement after inking a development deal to reprise his iconic role as The Terminator is a new action flick bound for the silver screen.
The Austrian action star has been eying several film projects since his seven-year tenure as Governor of California came to an end in January. After dabbling in the world of comics with the release of The Governator, Arnie is now attached to star in a feature tentatively-titled Terminator 5, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday. The latest sequel to the four-part action franchise is presently being eyed by Universal, Sony, Lionsgate, and CBS Films. The film, still early in the preproduction stage, could be directed by director Justin Lin, whose work includes leading Vin Diesel in the forthcoming fifth Fast & Furious film. No screenwriter is attached to the project, but it is being lead by Robert Cort, producer of Jumanji and Against the Ropes.
Over 27 years after making a splash in James Cameron’s 1984, Schwarzenegger has promised fans a return with as much violent action as ever.
I can step very comfortably into the entertainment world and do an action movie with the same violence that Ive always done, the star-turned-politician told The Los Angeles Times this month.
Of course, a midlife crisis could have something to do with Arnie’s sudden interest in relieving yesteryear. Earlier this month, Ahnuld told Newsweeks Lloyd Grove that he feels great about his accomplishments on screen and off, but is constantly nagged that he cant seem to beat the effects of aging.
I feel shitty when I look at myself in the mirror. Im not competing, Im not ripping off my shirt and trying to sell the body . . . when I stand in front of the mirror and really look, I wonder: What the [bleep] happened here? Jesus Christ. What a beating!
Schwarzenegger last appeared on screen as The Terminator in 2003′s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. The role was picked up by Christian Bale in a fourth instalment, Terminator Salvation, in 2009.