He’ll Be Back? Arnold Schwarzenegger Offered New Terminator, Predator Movies

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Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Hollywood’s almost unhealthy obsession with remakes might just make the health-conscious Arnie a small fortune.

NewsFeed certainly has no beef with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and that’s not just because he’s bigger, funnier and more successful than us. Nor, as Woody Allen might say, that he has muscles in places that NewsFeed doesn’t even have places.

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But if we may, the former action star and California governor sure knows how to brand himself. So there we were, checking in at the Arnold Seminar (which takes place before the annual Arnold Classic bodybuilding competition, natch) when we found out the following news nugget: Arnie’s been offered 15 — count ’em! — films, including reboots of his 1980’s classics, The Terminator, Predator, and The Running Man.

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The 63-year-old will not go quietly into retirement, by the sounds of it. At a Q&A session with fans, he clarified the situation. “Well, first of all it’s more like 15 films, obvious ones from The Terminator to remakes of Predator and The Running Man and all of those things. Then also a lot of original stuff too. But I am also packaging a comic-book character right now.”

A fifth Terminator had already been mooted, and it’s such a successful franchise that to not proceed with it would surely be foolish (and it could hardly be worse than the previous two installments). The comic book is getting people excited with those who know far more than NewsFeed, suggesting that it might end up being Doc Savage or Sgt. Rock.

But back to The Terminator, and if Arnie could persuade James Cameron to helm number five, that would be some event, especially when you consider that it would probably be in 3-D. Indeed, Cameron and Schwarzenegger have already made a version of the popular franchise in 3-D, with the 12 minute short that was done as part of a Universal Studios-Florida theme-park ride. And again, if NewsFeed may be so humble Mr. Schwarzenegger, we suggest changing the title from T2 3-D: Battle Against Time to T5 3-D: Battle Against Old Age. (via EW)

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