It appears that Arnold Schwarzenegger is going non-stop to revive his film career after taking a brief hiatus to play governor of California. He’ll be seen later this year in The Expendables 2, he shot The Last Stand last fall for a January 18, 2013 release, he’s re-teamed with Sylvester Stallone for the prison break flick The Tomb, and now the action star says his next film will be The Unknown Soldier. Act of Valor directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh are set to helm the feature, which was previously titled “Black Sands” (in December we reported that the movie had been re-titled to “Black Sunday“, but Schwarzenegger fansite The Arnold Fans tells us that the title has always been Black Sands until now). According to Schwarzenegger, filming on The Unknown Soldier is set to begin in June.
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The production team behind the successful Navy SEAL film Act of Valor have reteamed with co-director Mike “Mouse” McCoy to set up a new project. God’s Gulch, written by Brooks McClaren, who came up with the idea with McCoy, will be funded by Bandito Brothers. Here’s the logline for the film:
In the wake of the entire computer network shutting down and the ensuing economic and societal collapse, a group must come together to fight for their survival.
Collider got to sit down with co-directors McCoy and Scott Waugh to talk about Act of Valor, which continues to roll at the box office (but will come up against some heavy hitters soon). There’s no word yet on if any of the SEALs from Act of Valor have been bitten by the acting bug and will try to transition to God’s Gulch. Hit the jump for more.
In October, we reported that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be following up The Expendables 2 with the action flick Black Sands. Schwarzenegger was reportedly set to play “a loner who wages war against a ruthless weapons manufacturer and his private army in the Southwest.” Now the former California governor says there’s a supernatural element in the plot as well. Speaking to TheArnoldFans (via The Playlist), Schwarzenegger says “I’m a kind of angel. I cannot currently say more about this film.” TheArnoldFans add that the movie, now titled Black Sunday, is a cross between Commando and Constantine. What does that mean? My guess: His character and Alyssa Milano happily feeding demonic deer on a fiery hellscape. Or maybe it’s like End of Days, and who didn’t like that film? (Everyone).
Filming on Black Sunday is set to begin on April 1, 2012. Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy will direct. Schwarzenegger will be seen next summer in The Expendables 2. He also stars in The Last Stand, which opens January 18, 2013.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, ladies and gentlemen. After announcing a return to acting following his tenure as Governor of California, Schwarzenegger chose the action film The Last Stand as his comeback project. Soon thereafter, he agreed to reprise his role in The Expendables 2 with pals Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis, and now he’s chosen his follow-up project. Deadline reports that The Governator is set to star in the action pic Black Sands, which is said to be a cross between Man on Fire and High Plains Drifter. The stunt coordinator-turned-director duo of Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy are onboard to direct, with a script from Skip Woods (The A-Team).
Schwarzenegger will play “a loner who wages war against a ruthless weapons manufacturer and his private army in the Southwest.” Coincidentally (or not, depending on how you look at it), Schwarzenegger also plays a loner taking on a bunch of bad guys in The Last Stand. Waugh and McCoy recently directed Act of Valor, the action film starring active-duty Navy SEALs. You can watch the Call of Duty-esque trailer for that film right here to get a sense of their style. Production on Black Sands is set to begin April 1st, 2012.