It’s official. He’s back! Deadline is reporting, former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is now attached to star in “The Terminator” sequel, a movie directed by “Fast Five” director, Justin Lin. There were rumors about Schwarzenegger dawning the iconic leather jacket and sunglasses again but now it has been confirmed. There is no script yet but the franchise package is being shopped around to various movie studios including Universal, Sony and Lionsgate. This package is reported to cost a studio upwards of $25 to $36 million.
“I think one of the great things is that when I got started, no one would return my calls, and now I get a lot of phone calls, which is good. I have options. Terminator was one of my favorite films growing up. And I feel I have a take that I would love to see, and I’ve talked with Arnold and we’ve talked and we’ll see. Again, I would love to do it, but it has to be the right circumstances. It has to be the right people. And there’s other projects too. But I’m in a position now that I can choose more than I could a year ago, two years ago. So that is something that is potentially in my future, but when I get home I will sit down and look at my options and choose what I want to do.”
Justin Lin coming off the success of “Fast Five” and “The Terminator” would be the perfect comeback for the former Governor of California. I mean, he became an international superstar because of “The Terminator” and this was his most iconic role.
by Rudie Obias