The former Governator will reprise his iconic role as the Cimmerian warrior in ‘The Legend of Conan’, which is targeted for a summer 2014 release.
Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals a first look at himself in his latest film “Ten”. Taking to his Twitter account, the former body builder posts a photo of him in full costume as the head of a DEA task force in the David Ayer-directed movie.
Sporting tattoos on his arm and neck, Arnie looks fierce in a weapon vest while carrying a machine gun. “I’m having a great time working with @DavidAyerMovies on my new movie, Ten. Check out my look,” so the action veteran writes in a caption of the picture.
“Ten” (formerly known as “Breacher”) follows an elite DEA task force who 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.
Hot on heels of the release of Arnie’s first look in “Ten”, Deadline breaks the news that the “Terminator” actor is set to reprise one of his most iconic roles, Conan the Barbarian, which launched his movie career in 1982. The former Governator will tackle the lead role in “The Legend of Conan” for Universal Pictures.
To be produced by Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan, the new “Conan” movie is projected for a summer 2014 release. Morgan will likely also serve as the screenwriter after he finished penning the script for the seventh “Fast and Furious” movie.
“I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again,” Arnie says. “I can’t wait to work with Universal and the great team of Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan to develop the next step of this truly epic story.”
Explaining the remake plan, producer Malberg says, “The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and this is the take of the film we will make. It’s that Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he’ll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle.”
Arnie starred in 1982′s “Conan the Barbarian” and 1984′s “Conan the Destroyer”. The original film was rebooted in 2011 with Jason Momoatackling the lead. Momoa is not expected to take part in the upcoming movie.
“After the original seminal movie, all that came after looked silly to me,” Chris Morgan dishes. “Robert E. Howard’s mythology and some great philosophy from Nietzsche to Atilla the Hun was layered in the original film. People say, he didn’t speak for the first 20 minutes of the film, but that was calculated in depicting this man who takes control of life with his own hand.”
“This movie picks up Conan where Arnold is now in his life, and we will be able to use the fact that he has aged in this story. I love the property of Conan so much that I wouldn’t touch it unless we came up with something worthy. We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan’s Unforgiven.”