Ever since leaving his post as Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been lining up the projects one by one, probably in an effort to stack his bank account before his wife takes half of everything in the divorce that is impending after the revelation of his infidelity years ago. He has already shot The Last Stand for director Jee-woon Kim (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) for release next January, and The Expendables 2 (coming in August). He has also signed on for The Tomb for Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom that will co-star Sylvester Stallone, Schwarzenegger’s real-life good friend.
Now Schwarzenegger is saying his next film will be The Unknown Soldier, thought to be the new title of Black Sands from directors Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy, directors of the recent action hit Act of Valor. Here’s what Schwarzenegger had to say about the film:
“We’re going to do The Unknown Soldier which is going to be with the Bandito Brothers that did Act of Valor, the number one movie right now and is getting such notoriety because they shot if for 4 million dollars and it looks like 100 million dollar movie because they got military and shot real action stuff which makes the movie so big and very successful, great story and everything. Those directors are doing Unknown Soldier, we start shooting sometime in June. Hopefully by that time my shoulder will be OK so I can do the stunts, but I’m looking forward to all that.”
Sounds interesting enough, and it will be the first big budget film for the directing team who have proven their profitability with Act of Valor which opened 11 days ago as the number one movie of the weekend. Despite his age, Schwarzenegger seems to be going right back to the genre he made popular in the 80’s, the big budget actioner, and a lot of people are excited.
(via The Arnold Fans)