Official image of Colin Farrell in TOTAL RECALL remake

Please note: I have not seen TOTAL RECALL.

Hooray! I've been waiting so long for this day to come and it's finally here. The first official image of Colin Farrell in the TOTAL RECALL remake has arrived thanks to Entertainment Weekly (via Film Stage)! I remember so much about the original TOTAL RECALL. I really like Arnold Schwarzenegger's performance in it. Also, that thing that happens in space? The future? I think the idea of recalling all that stuff was really interesting. Continue reading

Schwarzenegger confirmed for Kim Ji-woon’s THE LAST STAND

With his leaving his office as governor of California and landing straight onto the pages of tabloids worldwide with his impending divorce from former wife Maria Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in need of some really good news. And what could be better than getting back onto the big screen.

Deadline is reporting that Schwarzenegger will indeed be leading Kim Ji-woon’s upcoming film, THE LAST STAND. The actor had been rumored in connection with the project for some time, and now the ink has hit the page. The film will follow a sheriff looking to curb a drug cartel and its recently released from prison leader. Continue reading

Producer Megan Ellison triumphs over Lionsgate for the rights to TERMINATOR

The lovely Kate Erbland mentioned this in her Cannes acquisition roundup earlier but, seeing how this is some of the biggest news to come out of France since someone saw someone else's underpants after they also saw London, here is the expanded version.

Producer Megan Ellison (TRUE GRIT, KILL BIN LADEN) and her Annapurna Films company beat out Lionsgate in a bid for the rights to make at least two more TERMINATOR films. It looked as if Lionsgate would be the victor on late Thursday, but Ellison won it out in the final hours. The winning bid was not disclosed, but Deadlineis reporting it could have been as high as 20 million dollars upfront, or around "half of the $29.5 million that Pacificor spent to claim the property in a bankruptcy auction." Ellison had no domestic distributor attached at the time of the bout, so this could turn out to be one hot ticket item in Tinseltown, making her risky offer not so risky after all. Continue reading

Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to the big screen with CRY MACHO; TERMINATOR 5 not his next film

CRY MACHO. It sounds like something you would hear Arnold Schwarzenegger yell at a bunch of kindergarden kids. But, no, it is potentially the title of the actor-turned-governor-turned-actor's next film.

From director Brad Furman (THE LINCOLN LAWYER) penned by late novelist and screenwriter N. Richard Nash, MACHO is a project that Schwarzenegger has actually been attached to for quite some time (see also: a decade). Production is planned for this summer, should the producers find the financing their looking for at Cannes this month. The story centers around a washed up horse trainer that gets mixed up in a kidnapping scheme for his ex-boss, in which the man must abduct his boss' 11-year-old son from his rich ex-wife. Turns out, she doesn't want the kid anyway. I wonder if Edward Furlong is available and could play young? Continue reading

New TERMINATOR film, Schwarzenegger and all, heads out studio hunting

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator

With FAST FIVE set to take theaters by storm this Friday, director Justin Lin has found himself in the middle of what appears to be one hell of a potential purchase for one lucky studio.

Deadline is reporting that a package has been sent out to studios, which would find Lin directing a new TERMINATOR picture, which now has actor Arnold Schwarzenegger attached to star.  Universal, Sony, and Lionsgate have all allegedly proclaimed their interest in the film, which itself is in an interesting position.

For those who may not remember, the rights to the franchise are in the hands of hedge fund company Pacificor, with some of the North American rights also in the hands of Hemdale, which they obtained from James Cameron.  These rights will expire and be placed back with Cameron in 2018, so to say that this franchise is have a few rights issues, is putting it really lightly. Continue reading

Arnold Schwarzeneggar to hit the big screen in Kim Ji-Woon’s THE LAST STAND?

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator

UPDATE: Variety has also revealed that the actor is also looking to star in the upcoming film, THE TOMB.  More on this as it comes...

Just when you thought he’d be relegated to silly projects like his upcoming comic book/animated series The Governator!

Now, while rumors have been making their way around the web as to just what iconic actor-turned-politician-turned-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger would be doing now that his political career has ended, it appears as though he’s found the project that will call his return to the big screen.

/Film is reporting that he is currently finalizing a deal that would see him star in the upcoming English-language debut of beloved director Kim Ji-Woon, entitled THE LAST STAND. Talk about one hell of a return. Continue reading

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to acting sparks interest in more TERMINATOR films

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator

We should have known the Governator would be back in action movies once his term ended. Famous for his Terminator line "I'll be back," how could this have turned out any other way?

With his return to the acting world, there's a renewed interest in the TERMINATOR franchise. Universal Studios is particularly interested in the franchise, which is looking for Jason Lin's next directing project. Jason Lin directed the first three films in THE FAST & THE FURIOUS series, along with the latest FAST FIVE. Continue reading

Schwarzenegger returning with long talked-about war film?

With his seven year long career as governor of California now over, apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger was dead serious when saying that he came to lead off the Critic’s Choice Awards this past Friday by saying that he stood before the attendees as “an unemployed actor begging for work.”

Now, thanks to an interview with Krone (via Empire), the actor confirms that he’s not only looking at scripts, but has three that he may ultimately choose from. Continue reading

Get an up-the-skirt look at Jason Momoa in CONAN

This story is a prime example of how much a photo can decide your very existence in life as either a) a badass or b) a model on a medieval-themed fetish website. The two very different photos are both of Jason Momoa, the actor who has taken over the loin cloth for the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger first in 1982's CONAN THE BARBARIAN. The new film, simply titled CONAN, also stars Rose McGowan, Ron Perlman, Rachel Nichols, and Stephen Lang.

The film from director Marcus Nispel (FRIDAY THE 13TH, PATHFINDER) centers around "Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village." The film is due out sometime in 2011.

Check out the two photos of Momoa looking awesome and awkward after the break! Continue reading