In filmmaker David Ayer’s Sabotage, elite DEA task force agent John “Breacher” Wharton (Arnold Schwarzenegger) heads a team that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. But after the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they mysteriously start to be murdered, one by one, making everyone a suspect, including the team members themselves. The film also stars Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Mireille Enos, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Max Martini, Olivia Williams, Harold Perrineau and Martin Donovan.
At the film’s press day, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about always looking for projects that are unique and different, why he wanted to work with director David Ayer and follow his lead, how impressed he was with his fellow actors, and what he does to make sure that he’s not singled out with any special star treatment. He also talked about returning to the Terminator franchise and how the script for Terminator: Genesis has the feel of Terminator 2, reprising the role of Conan for The Legend of Conan, and the Twins sequel, Triplets. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
In Sabotage, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays elite DEA task force agent John “Breacher” Wharton, whose team takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. But after the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they mysteriously start to be murdered, one by one, making everyone a suspect, including the team members themselves.
During the film’s press day, Collider was given the opportunity to sit down with the film’s star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is truly reinvented by filmmaker David Ayer for this role, and while we will run what he had to say about Sabotage closer to the film’s March 28th release, we did want to share what he had to say about his upcoming roles, returning to the Terminator franchise, reprising his role as Conan for The Legend of Conan, and the Twins sequel, Triplets. In regard to Terminator, he said that the script for this Terminator film has the feel of Terminator 2, that they’ll start shooting in April in New Orleans, that he doesn’t yet know if it will be PG-13 or R, but that there will be hardcore action and some great visual effects, and that the title of the film is not yet official. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Universal is still moving forward with its Arnold Schwarzenegger-fronted Conan the Barbarian reboot, and the studio has now made a big step towards production by hiring a screenwriter for the pic. Deadline reports that Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center) has been tapped to pen the script for The Legend of Conan, which will see Schwarzenegger return as the titular king, focusing on his efforts to retain his throne as his reign comes to a close. The actor could use a hit, as all of his previous comeback attempts have failed to make a splash on the big screen.
Schwarzenegger’s upcoming films include the Sylvester Stallone prison break movie Escape Plan, David Ayer’s ensemble thriller Sabotage, and of course The Expendables 3. The actor is currently filming the zombie film Maggie.
Paradox Entertainment President and CEO Frederik Malmberg recently spoke about the plans to bring The Legend of Conan to the big screen. Fans who want to see Arnold Schwarzenegger return to the title role can rest assured that the movie is “100% happening” according to Malmberg. He also gave up some information on the film’s plot points, possible co-stars, balance of practical versus digital effects work and the possibility of releasing the film in 3D. Hit the jump to see what’s up with The Legend of Conan.
We owe our thanks to screenwriter/producer Chris Morgan (Wanted), whose passion for bringing Conan the Barbarian back to the big screen also managed to convince Arnold Schwarzenegger to reprise the role. In the end, it was Morgan’s description of The Legend of Conan, as more of a “cultural catch-up” than a reboot, that got the 65-year-old Schwarzenegger interested in the project. The veteran action star has already appeared in both The Expendables films after leaving office and will next star in Kim Jee-woon’s actioner The Last Stand, followed by David Ayer’s drug enforcement flick, Ten; but The Legend of Conan offers something more than just a return to his former action-hero glory. Hit the jump to see what Morgan has in store for The Legend of Conan.
Just minutes after we reported on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new look in David Ayer’s Ten, we get word that the former Governor will return to his roots in The Legend of Conan. The reboot comes from Universal, which has worldwide rights on the film. The studio launched the original film in 1982 with Schwarzenegger as Robert E. Howard’s mythic barbarian. The property hit a bit of a snag with the 2011 reboot Conan the Barbarian with Jason Momoa at Millenium Films, but Universal has high hopes for the new project. Hit the jump for more including the expected storyline of The Legend of Conan.