The ‘Governator’ who has not long left office, is said to be reading three scripts already, to which he confirmed with Krone.at, an Australian publication.
One of these scripts was something he had been thinking about before his term in office involving an older military soldier who is ordered to kill children just before the war ends but doesn’t do it and rather gets the kids to safety at the risk of his own life, and is also based on a true story.
The script itself is written by Randall Wallace (Braveheart, We Were Soldiers) called With Wings As Eagles. If Arnold accepts the role he would be playing a veteran Nazi soldier, something that never really worked out for Tom Cruise in Valkyrie.
One of the scripts he is also bound to be reading is Sly Stallone’s Expendables 2, as Arnold appeared as a brief cameo in the first one, and considering Jason Statham and Bruce Willis (who also had a cameo in the first one) have now confirmed their involvement in the sequel , it is likely Arnold will follow suit.
Swarzenegger also told Krone that he is likely to follow the footsteps of Clint Eastwood who was a former action star who had a late productive career, rather than all guns blazing and throwing adversaries around which he admits he just can’t do anymore.
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Arnold might not be the only person in Sly’s sights for Expendables 2, Jean Claude Van Damme, who turned down a part in the original is now said to be interested in joining the cast of current and 80’s action heroes says Director and friend Sheldon Lettich (Double Impact), we should no doubt here more official word soon.
Steven Seagal on the other hand is still not likely to join the cast, not because of Sly himself but due to fallouts with the production company, NU Image, who are behind the sequel who he vowed never to work for again.
However with Arnold, Bruce and Sly, along with Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Dolph Lundgren rejoining, plus with the now possibility of Van Damme being cast its sure to be any action junkies wet dream.
And finally, Dempsey Sanders will re-take control of theMovie411 sometime this week. His flu unfortunately wasn't flu at all, it was pluracy (feel a little bit bad for all the greif I have given him), but his room is being set up so he doesn't need to leave it for the next month or so, meaning he may have more time to blog than ever before. I will still wait in the wings as a reserve/guest writer, but I will be glad to see Demps back on his podium.
UPDATE: 17/01/11 Dempsey will not be back this week as planned, and I will be carrying on a bit longer, more info as and when I know.