Terminator: Salvation star Sam Worthington may soon be teaming up with the Terminator himself. Variety reports that Worthington is now in early talks to star alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in director David Ayer’s (Harsh Times) actioner thriller Ten. The film is an action take on Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians and centers on a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off by an assassin. Hit the jump for more.
Per Variety, Worthington has an offer to join the project that he plans to accept, but formal negotiations have to be done first. The script was written by Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Ayer is no stranger to cop dramas. He wrote Training Day and S.W.A.T., and his next directorial feature is the promising End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. Ayer previewed some footage from the pic at Comic-Con, and I was pleasantly surprised by what we saw.
Worthington has the motion-capture actioner Thunder Run and the Avatar sequels on the horizon, but Ayer works quickly so it sounds like he’ll be able to fit Ten into his schedule. Schwarzenegger recently completed The Last Stand and The Tomb, and last we heard he planned to make Unknown Soldier, directed by Act of Valor’s Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, his next project. Variety’s report doesn’t specify how soon production on Ten would begin, but I assume it’ll be fairly soon.