Schwarzenegger hits comeback with Navy SEALs team
Arnold Schwarzenegger may have The Last Stand and The Expendables 2 lined up but he's not sitting around and he's definitely lining up for a big time return to action. To be honest I thought he might be pulling through an action film or two and a bigger cameo in The Expendables sequel just for the cash, but it doesn't look like that's the case, not with this latest news.
He's set to star in a new action film called Black Sands, and while that doesn't sound too impressive the people lined up behind the camera are making this sound like it's more than just your average action film.
Black Sands will be directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh. Who are they you ask? Well they're responsible for the recent action packed and reality heavy Navy SEALs film we just saw the trailer for, Act of Valor.
You can see the trailer for the film right here on Filmstalker which carries with it the following blurb:
When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA op leads to the discovery of a terrorist plot, a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop an attack that could kill thousands of US civilians, they must balance commitment to their country, team and families.
The really exciting thing about Act of Valor is that they're using actual Navy SEALs in the film, it's inspired by actual events and missions, and it could capture the reality of the their task much more than anything else we've seen.
So to see these directors move onto a pure action film could prove a superb move. Add to that the fact that Deadline through First Showing is reporting that Skip Woods is writing the film and I think we could have a perfect vehicle for Arnold Schwarzenegger to show he's still the action hard man that we all hope he is.
You should know already that Woods is responsible for a number of strong action scripts think Swordfish, Hitman (Filmstalker review) and The A-Team (Filmstalker review), and remember we're talking scripts here.
I wonder though if Schwarzenegger is going to be able to pull off all this action. You think they might try one or two films and see if the audience take him back before firing him into plenty of projects, or perhaps this is an attempt to milk it before time runs out and he has to move on from his old action role?