Schwarzenegger Considers Comic Book Character, Remakes & More
Closer to the beginning of the year we heard that iconic action star Arnold Schwarzenegger was eager to return to acting after his foray into California politics. In fact, he was already in the midst of considering three different scripts including a dramatic adventure called With Wings as Eagles. Apparently his slate of potential projects has increased quite a bit as The Arnold Fans (via Cinematical) heard the man himself talk about he's apparently been offered about 15 different films. However, what's interesting is some of the projects include a remake of The Running Man and even a comic book character. More below!
Speaking at the Arnold Seminar (no we're not kidding), Schwarzenegger talked about his return to acting and his potential projects:
"Well, first of all it's more 15 films, obvious ones from 'The Terminator' to remakes of 'Predator' and 'The Running Man' and all of those things. Then also a lot of original stuff too. But I am also packaging a comic book character right now. I'm going to announce that sometime by the end of March or the beginning of April."
Like he said, offers to star in new Terminator and Predator films are no-brainers. With last year's Predators ending so ominously and Terminator needing the real Schwarzenegger (not some terrible CG caveman version) to save fans from Terminator Salvation, those franchises would only benefit from his return. More interesting is the remake of his own 1987 sci-fi action flick The Running Man. As someone whose cautious of remakes in general, taking another stab at the film almost 25 years later with the same lead actor just doesn't sound like fun.
What does sound intriguing though is this mystery comic book character package. Is Schwarzenegger merely working on creating a new series of comic books to turn into a feature film or is he in the midst of a package deal that would have him becoming a character from the Marvel or DC Comics universe? A comic book adaptation sounds great and if it's original, then that's even better. Hopefully Schwarzenegger can make the jump back into Hollywood with a splash. The action game has changed quite a bit and if The Expendables was any indicator, many of the genre's elements from decades past don't seem to have aged like fine wine. What do you think?