What do you think of when someone says to you “Arnold Schwarzenegger?” I think of a man fist-fighting with the Predator, an amnesiac on Mars on a mission to “give this people der air” (sic), a time travelling robot assassin who knows now why you cry, though it’s something he can never do.
But that’s just what Arnie looks to be sporting in his upcoming action/horror flick “Ten“. A short back and sides crew cut quiff number, the Governator looks a bit like a roid-rage TinTin.
Not sure how much that’s going to help his character in the film, which sounds much like an urban Predator (which would be just Predator 2 we guess, sans Danny Glover?); DEA agent Arnie sees his crack team one by one knocked off. Are they all hits from the Cartel, or is a supernatural force at work?
Expect supporting cast members Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman and Olivia Williams to all die horrible deaths.
In other Arnie news, we may be seeing Schwarzenegger return to the Conan the Barbarian role which first brought him silver-screen fame back in 1982. “Conan the Legend“, to be produced by Chris Morgan, would discount the woeful Conan the Destroyer and recent Jason Momoa remake and deliver on the promise of “another story for another time” that concludes the original movie, with Conan sitting as king upon a throne, purveying his conquests.
After the original seminal movie, all that came after looked silly to me. Robert E. Howard’s mythology and some great philosophy from Nietzsche to Atilla the Hun was layered in the original film. People say, he didn’t speak for the first 20 minutes of the film, but that was calculated in depicting this man who takes control of life with his own hand. This movie picks up Conan where Arnold is now in his life, and we will be able to use the fact that he has aged in this story. I love the property of Conan so much that I wouldn’t touch it unless we came up with something worthy. We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan’s Unforgiven.
There’s been a struggle to get the film made so far, with Morgan tempted to do his own screenplay to get the ball rolling. With his only notable writing credit having been The Fast and The Furious 5, we sincerely hope someone else gets there first.
By Gerald Lynch | October 26th, 2012