Schwarzenegger Signs On For Action Flick Black Sands
The question of whether Arnold Schwarzenegger would successfully be able to return to acting after his stint as governor of California seems to have been answered, and the answer is a resounding "you betcha." With multiple film projects already lined up, the 64-year-old former governator has added another to his queue. Deadline is reporting that Arnie will star in Black Sands, an action flick to be directed by Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy.
Based on a screenplay by Hollywood action go-to guy Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The A-Team), Black Sands will cast Schwarzenegger as a loner facing off against an arms manufacturer and their private army. Set in the American Southwest, it sounds like it might have a little Walking Tall vibe to it, and Deadline describes it as "Man on Fire meets High Plains Drifter." Black Sands is set to start production next April.
Black Sands is one of a number of action-oriented projects Schwarzenegger has joined since leaving office. He popped up as a cameo in The Expendables, and he's returning in a big way in the sequel. He's also headlining The Last Stand alongside a crazy cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, and Thor's Jaimie Alexander. And then there's The Governator...
As for the rest of the crew, directors Waugh and McCoy have their background in stunt work, and just teamed up to direct Act of Valor, an upcoming Navy SEAL flick that stars actual Navy SEALs. As for screenwriter Skip Woods, he's been working on a little, low-profile sequel called A Good Day to Die Hard. We'll keep our fingers crossed and try to forget some of the more unfortunate titles on Woods' resume.
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