Today we bring you two news stories regarding the Governor’s return to movies. Arnold Schwarzenegger has chosen his next film according to Vulture. He’s attached to Terminator 5 but while the film looks for a financing and distribution, he’ll star in Cry Macho. Based on N. Richard Nash’s novel, the film tells the story of “an aging horse trainer tasked with bringing a young boy back to his estranged father.” Brad Furman, who recently brought us The Lincoln Lawyer, is set to direct and production is expected to begin sometime this summer. They just need to secure financing at Cannes. In regards to Arnold’s role, here’s what we know.
He will play a damaged-goods horse trainer who’s just been ignominiously put out to pasture by his feckless boss. In exchange for some retirement money, the broken — and broke — horseman agrees to kidnap the boss’s 11-year-old son from his rich Mexican ex-wife. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when the ex-wife is all too glad to be rid of her juvenile delinquent.
Sounds like an interesting role but to be honest, despite his age, I’d rather see him return to one of the films that made him famous. He’s ageing quick and if he doesn’t go back to some of his older franchises, he may never get the chance to do it. As it is he’ll already be pushing it for Terminator 5.
Speaking of Terminator, we have some more news on it today. Latino Review tells us that the “entire original cast” is set to star in Terminator 5, which is now under the working title of Terminator: 2012. So it’s safe to assume we’ll have Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong but we’re not sure who else could be returning. As for plot details, there isn’t much aside from the fact that it will be set in present day.
As stated before, Cry Macho will go in front of cameras first because like we said, Terminator has to find financing and distribution, but there are also some legal and licensing issues, so stuff still needs to be sorted out. We’ll keep you posted though.