Since sidestepping his movie career for role of Governor in 2004, action legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has quickly lined up a nifty little slate of comeback roles. He will reprise his character Trench in The Expendables 2 as well as taking leading parts in the western The Last Stand and the action films The Tomb and Unknown Soldier. Now, he is set to head David Ayer’s drug cartel thriller Ten.
Ayer is best known for his earlier screenwriting gigs which include U-571, The Fast and the Furious and Training Day, and for directing 2008’s cop thriller Street Kings. He will also write and direct the gritty L.A.-set cop thriller End of Watch which just recently got a trailer.
Skip Woods (writer of The A-Team and upcoming A Good Day to Die Hard) will serve as screenwriter this time round but Ten seems to be right in Ayer’s comfort zone, with themes of corruption in a law enforcement agency. Check out the plot description below.
In ‘Ten’, an elite DEA task force deals with the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.
Frankly, none of the recent products from Ayer or Woods have been particularly inspired and from what we’ve learned, Ten doesn’t seem like its going to break any trends in the story department. All we can really hope for is that Schwarzenegger does what he does best and dishes out some long-overdue ass-kicking.