Since Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he would return to acting, the former Governor of California claims to have read over a dozen scripts. many of which are sequels or reboots to some of his beloved films: Predator, The Running Man, Terminator among others. According to Tom Arnold, who co-starred with Schwarzenegger in the James Cameron action film True Lies, the pair have both read and loved a script for a sequel to that film and he believes it could be the one Schwarzenegger chooses to do next.
I have read a great True Lies 2 script, and I hope we are able to do it. Knock on wood. Arnold Schwarzenegger is excited. I am excited….We have both read the script. There is a script that James Cameron and a guy named Jeff Eastin, who created the TV show White Collar, wrote. It is really great. Jim can’t direct it. But he can produce it. We hope it gets done. We have a few fun things we want to do. I am supposed to remain cool about this. For me, it would be a lot of fun to work with the guys again.
With Cameron presumably busy with the Avatar sequels, who should be the one to sit in the director’s chair?
There is a list of really good directors. There have always been people who were interested in doing it. I let those guys handle that. I put in my two cents.
The actor then added his thoughts with this statement:
I am excited. All I can say right now is, I know that Arnold and I will work together. A lot of people are sending him scripts now. He is carefully going through them, deciding what he wants to do. He wants to have some fun. He wants to do something that is worth his time, but fun. Hopefully, we can get this thing figured out. And we can get something on track. I am just waiting. I am following his lead.
Hopefully all of these statements are true, Arnold (Tom) seems a little to giddy about this and seems to have jumped the gun with such an announcement. But still the idea of Schwarzenegger’s next project being True Lies 2 sounds exciting.