Schwarzenegger's Black Sands changes title and genre
One of Arnold Schwarzenegger's was set to be Black Sands, an action film from the men behind Act of Valor, the upcoming action film that is filmed with real Navy SEALs in situations recreated from real life. All that sounded really promising and it seemed like it was going to be pure action, perhaps returning Arnie to something akin to Commando, but with more guts and reality.
Well not so much now as it is revealed that not only has the title changed, but so has the genre of the film as it has moved from action to the supernatural.
Back in October of last year we heard that Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, the men behind Act of Valor (see the trailer right here on Filmstalker) were set to direct the film Black Sands with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the leading role.
Then it was reported that Skip Woods was set to write the script and looking at the credits he is still marked as writing with Kevin Elders and Sergio Altieri.
According to the reports now the film is changing drastically, and not just in the name from Black Sands to Black Sunday, and Arnie himself told TheArnoldFans through The Playlist and First Showing that things were changing. He said:
"I'm a kind of angel, but I can not currently say more about this film."
There's not much more being said about it but this has definitely leapt from straight action into the supernatural. Is that perhaps because he just can't muster playing the Commando type action star again and is looking back to something like End of Days, which I think was a superb film anyway?
I think he has to go this route, returning to the all action star isn't quite going to cut it as it's not as easy as just staying slim and putting on a vest again, that is if he wants to fall back to his trademark muscle character.
He should either chose films with more story and plot behind them, less the all out action hero film, or carve a new hero path, away from the muscle bound character. This could be where he's headed.