Arnie to return to Predator?
Well the rumours are starting to kick off regarding Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to film. His run as Governor of California is nearly up and at that point he has to decide whether to remain in politics, take his career further, or return to film, and so far the decision seems to have been to return to film.
So with the producer of Alien vs Predator announcing the death of that franchise he reveals something rather interesting, that Arnie is being eyed for returning to a sole Predator film.
The producer John Davis has been talking about the plans for the AvP series, Predator, and a new film about The Sims videogame, believe it or not. However the most interesting stuff is about Predator and AvP.
"I think we've logically done what we could've done with the two AVP movies. But I think there's something to go back to with Predator."
It certainly has done all it can to bring down the previous two franchises. Look what it's done to the Alien franchise, making it a simple action film with a much dumber animal. I don't know if it's been exactly a good thing for either creature to appear in this francise.
However there might be a chance for Predator to continue, because in a sense he's been the real star of the AvP franchise and kept his strength throughout. Even more exciting a possibility is that Arnold Schwarzenegger could return to the role. We've heard that he's had people out looking for film opportunities for when he leaves his current post, could it be that a return to Predator could happen?
"Well, the Governor has mentioned to me that when he ceases to be Governor, if he doesn't run for the Senate and all of that stuff, he'd like to do a movie or two again. And I don't know, maybe we could restart the Predator franchise...
...we'd have to come up with a really good script and a really great angle on it, but Predator was the first movie I was ever involved with, so it's always going to have a really soft spot in my heart."
Now that would be exciting. I loved the original Predator, it was a great film that I still watch to this day and don't tire of. However there was a completely different feel to that film, it wasn't all action like the AvP series, there was a lot more to it and it was superbly directed too.
It would definitely need a strong script and direction, otherwise it's going to end up a weak sequel once again.
Would you like to see the return of Predator, and also of Arnie in the role? I could see it happening, although looking at John Davis' career since Predator there have been plenty of poor films, including his upcoming slate with Spyro and Sims films. I'm hoping there will be other producers on board.