It is almost impossible for Arnold Schwarzenegger to go more than a couple of weeks out of the news cycle. The former Governor of California always has plenty of projects on his plate and as he was promoting his new feature Wonders Of The Sea 3D alongside his producer Francois Mantello in beautiful Cannes, the 69-year old quickly turned his attention to a slate of comebacks on the big screen.
The first would come in the form of Triplets, the long awaited (or more to the point - just long time coming) sequel to the 1988 comedy Twins. Returning with Danny DeVito, Eddie Murphy will also be brought into the fold for the new installment.
“The script will be finished in a month”, he said. “It’s just around the corner."
Arnie: Cameron Is Rebooting, But He Won't Be Forgetting Me
After seeing the series fall from grace in spectacular fashion, filmmaker James Cameron is now determined to right the wrongs of the past via The Terminator. With the original star attempting to muscle in on any fresh feature that the director/producer is keen on creating, Schwarzenegger left fans in zero doubt that he will be involved for number 6.
“It is back,” Schwarzenegger asserted in Cannes. “It is moving forward. He (Cameron) has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise. I will be in the movie.”
King Conan Idea Is There To Develop
The last of the trio for reboots/sequels on Schwarzenegger's agenda is King Conan, a title that has been shrouded in doubt and controversy. Despite calls being made that the concept is dead in the water, the Austrian-born performer explained that the script writers are getting the job done.
"It's being rewritten...the idea is to do it."
One of those scribes was Chris Morgan, a man who went public to all but kill said "idea."
"Not so much," he replied to whether King Conan was happening. "At the end of the day, the studio decided that they weren't gonna make that. I gotta say, it's honestly a heartbreak. I love that first movie so much, it's one of my favorite movies. We had Will Beall do a draft on (The Legend of Conan script). He killed it."
Taking cues from old classics that Logan would take inspiration from, Morgan outlined that this would be a weathered hero in the twilight of his life. Now Schwarzenegger has come out to back the project, perhaps this narrative is being revived?
"Our take was Conan, 30 years later, a story like the Clint Eastwood Unforgiven. It was so awesome. Ultimately, the budget was big, the studio was not really sure of the title, and the relevance in the marketplace. They ended up letting it go. I think they're gonna look to do a TV show or something with it. But just to be associated with it, pitch it to Arnold, have him get so excited, there was a moment of magic for me, personally (laughs). You never know, down the road we may revisit!"