Arnold Schwarzenegger Considering 'Terminator', 'Predator', and 'The Running Man' Remakes

The ex-Governor of California is also prepping an original comic book character that he will announce this spring.
Arnold Schwarzenegger considering a slew of classic remakes
Arnold Schwarzenegger considering a slew of classic remakes
Ex-Governor of California and action movie icon Arnold Schwarzenegger recently attended The Arnold Classic, where he meets fans to regal them with tales of inspiration, and to field any questions about his past and future career.

Since the beginning of this year, there have been many rumors about Arnold Schwarzenegger's next move as an actor. In early February, he was said to be considering reprising his role as the unstoppable cyborg of the Terminator franchise, with the Fast Five team of director Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan bringing him back for this fifth outing. In January, he explained that he was looking at three possible scripts, of which he didn't reveal too many details.

What is Arnold Schwarzenegger actually considering? Here is what he had to say about a new Terminator and those three scripts.

"Well, first of all it's more 15 films, obvious ones from The Terminator to remakes of Predator and The Running Man and all of those things. Then also a lot of original stuff too. But I am also packaging a Comic Book character right now. I'm going to announce that sometime by the end of March or the beginning of April."


Will this new comic book character get his/her own film franchise? That information wasn't divulged by Arnold Schwarzenegger. More details are promised soon.

The Terminator was released October 26th, 1984 and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Bess Motta, Earl Boen, Rick Rossovich. The film is directed by James Cameron.

Predator was released June 12th, 1987 and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves, R.G. Armstrong. The film is directed by John McTiernan.

The Running Man was released November 13th, 1987 and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura, Erland van Lidth, Marvin J. McIntyre, Gus Rethwisch. The film is directed by Paul Michael Glaser.



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  1. Remy72883

    man im so looking forward to his return the film industry misses you arnold along with ur fans

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  2. Vanboy

    @K-Man, Amen, you said it. I'm a mega Terminator fan too. I totally agree with what you said below. They need to stop cutting corners and get a great director in there. I'm still pissed about the change from night time battles to daytime battles. Every movie has shown night time battles and now we finally got to the destroyed future and punkass McG throws that all away because he wants to make Road Warrior (Yes, he said that's the look he went for). The only way they can fix the battle time change (now that the machines have thermal imaging) now, is if they incorporate something in the uniforms and helmets that blocks body heat. Yeah, I've thought about how to repair McG's screw up. He's such Piece of crap! Yeah, Charlie's Angels. What a joke. Even that's getting a reboot!

    "For God's sake, the guy made Charlie's Angels, that should have been a huge red flag for a film like this.
    It just doesn't make sense to me why studios would sacrifice a film like Terminator, which has a HUGE fan-base and is *guaranteed* to make a sh*tload of money........"

    4 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  3. Vanboy

    @bane5000, it's not T-101. The T-"100" was the Terminator we see in T3, at Robert Brewster's base, that had the two miniguns for arms. The one that the T-X hacked into and reprogrammed to kill everyone in the compound. That was the first Terminator in the line. Of course McG changed the design in Terminator Salvation, and made them look more boxy, which I hated. The correct numbers for Terminator we know and love are T-800 model 101. The T is for Terminator (I know, duh), the 800 is the endoskeleton design, and the 101 is Arnold's face, body and appearance. The T-800 was the Terminator from the first movie. The T-850 is the endo from T2. Stan Winston made changes at James Cameron's request to the endo to make it look more aggressive, so they changed the number from 800 to 850. Since Arnold's face was still on it, it was still model 101.

    4 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  4. skywise

    I dont care what it is just do something Arnie...altho i hope you go with something original.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. Bane5000

    @k-man... well said sir, they made it a point that the war was something that had mankind hanging by a thread, to how Cameron depicted it in those small scenes to how Reese describes it to Sarah in the first film, thats what they need to make it look like, very bleek and having humans backed in a corner by the machines but still fighting back, lives to be lost but to be triumphant in battle against the Terminators.

    introduce the laser guns they showed them using, the introduction of time travel, and how they develop the T-1000, Robert Patrick said last year he was talking with McG bout making an appearance in the next film, i can see them using him as a scientist Skynet has captured to develop the T-1000, but once its created, has him killed and takes on his form...

    Blomkamp and O'Russell sound good, but Justin Lin, really, the studio really thinks hes the one to turn things around for the franchise...very unsure bout that

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  6. K-Man

    @bane5000 - Yes, I thought that for a long time, plus not too long ago he actually confirmed that he no longer wants a part of it for exactly that reason. He knows they botched the storyline once he left and, frankly, I dont blame him for not wanting to return only to have to fix all the mistakes those other filmmakers made.
    However, I still think that the Terminator franchise is NOT beyond saving with a good writer and director behind it. I think that with the right people, the fifth installment would absolutely kicks ass.....but Justin Lin is NOT that guy.

    I'd like to see either Neill Blomkamp or David O. Russell tackel the fifth installment! That would be awesome!

    If they want to make a post-apocalyptic Terminator film they need to do a few things that have been lacking in most recent installments. First, they it needs to be dark, VERY dark, gritty and violent. Not violent just for the sake of being violent but rather to justify the terror and horror the survivors would be feeling while crawling through the rubble of the once flourishing cities, trying to survive against those metal killers. Same thing goes for the action, I dont know about you guys but gratuitous action gets a little boring. When there *is* action, let it be for the right reasons....let it be motivated for a good reason!

    Also, let's face it, PG-13 just isn't cutting it...

    Second, they need to get back to the fundamentals that made the original two so good, which was great characters *that we care about* making there way through a good story that's interesting.

    If they fix these basic issues and create a really good story that takes place in the post-apocalyptic hell that James Cameron so beautifully hinted at in Terminator 2's prologue, then we just might finally get that great Terminator film that we have all been holding out for! But lets start off by getting rid of Justin Lin!!

    Bring on Terminator 5!!!

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  7. Bane5000

    @k-man...More of a reason they need to get Cameron back for T5, i know hes a busy dude and such, but do u get the feeling that he wants nothin to do with the franchise anymore, either hes tired of it or just doesnt want anything to do with the direction it took after Rise of the Machines...

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @k-man It bothers me that they don't realize the bad decisions they make. There's a long list of very acceptable directors for this franchise. Any one of them would be thrilled to be a part of it.

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    ehh id say leave terminator alone. id rather see him return to the predator sequal, seeing how they mention him in the last one

    4 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  10. Furankisan

    WESTWORLD ! Check this out to quote him:"Well first of all it's more 15 films......and all that" Chris Columbus and Arnold talk Planet of Apes and Westworld remakes. Apes script sucked (it's on internet) and Westworld only got to developement hell. The main 2 T and Pred got to much comparisons and he's to old bla bla bla....Westerns finally getting recognize and as Cowboy and Aliens coming this summer we can have Cowboys and Robots. A perfect fit as concept has been done and it wouldn't be a remake but a reimagined as a sequel to the original was made with Peter Fonda and were plans to revisit again with a third. Second bombed so no third. So a re-visit to the first can work. (I'm trying to avoid the word sequel).
    Westworld with todays tech be great and pay homage to the first. And here's the catch. Arnold goes on vacation with friend Josh Brolin. He's father James Brolin was in the first with Legend Yul Brynner now played by Jeremy Runner as he gunslinger.
    Well any takers? lol...
    Westerns !!! F*K Yeah...

    4 years agoby @furankisanFlag

  11. K-Man

    @bane5000 - yeah, I know, I remember that. Wasn't Arnold running on a treadmill or something during the test? That whole thing was so god-damn retarded....I cant believe Arnold agreed to do that.
    And I'm afraid I'm gonna have to disagree with you about McG's Terminator: Salvation. I'm a mega-huge Terminator fan......have been since I was a little kid, but even I wanted to walk out of Terminator: Salvation.
    McG is the very definition of a hack. He provides decent visuals at best but he hasn't a clue how to portray interesting characters/story-lines with depth and substance. NOT A CLUE!

    For God's sake, the guy made Charlie's Angels, that should have been a huge red flag for a film like this.
    It just doesn't make sense to me why studios would sacrifice a film like Terminator, which has a HUGE fan-base and is *guaranteed* to make a sh*tload of money, by hiring mediocre directors, just so they can save a few bucks. Its unbelievable! If the studios were smart they would know that it's better, and more financially sound, to hire a really great director who they have to pay more because they will make a good film, which will result in ten times as much profit off of REPETITIVE viewings. People will come back AND spread the word on a good film, while sh*tty films like Salvation will get one time viewings from the fans, who will end up going home and bashing it.....stopping anyone else from seeing it! You don't have to be a friggin rocket scientist to figure that one out.

    Time for the studios to take their heads out of their asses and hire good directors for lucrative properties (or just flat out good stories, for that matter) like Terminator 5!!

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  12. m2

    @gonzo23: HAHA that sounds good. lol

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  13. m2

    @thedude1: crap your right, I forgot it was a sequel. :p

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  14. Err

    i bet he is elated to be out of politics, i wonder if he regrets being governor or not.
    i don't want to see him play a 60 year old terminator but if he does i'll watch it, im looking forward to seeing him in movies again.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  15. bud2fresh

    I'm a MEGA fan of my boy Arnie so i don't care if he did Junior 2 i would still be there on opening night! lol

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  16. fanboy

    Im down for a new Terminator with Arnold @writer220 only Predator and The Running Man would be remakes

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  17. Writer220

    what a bad idea, I would never watch a Terminator remake. Just do something new

    4 years agoby @writer220Flag

  18. Writer220

    Its cool that he wants to be back, but I rather see him in short scenes and or cameos

    4 years agoby @writer220Flag

  19. SoksoV

    @bane: I read it's Universal. That's why Justin Lin from Fast & Furious is attached.

    4 years agoby @SoksoVFlag

  20. Bane5000

    Quick question: Who owns the rights to Terminator now, i know they were shopping it around last year, so who has it?

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  21. angelheart1016

    All I am worrying about is the " Muscle"...

    4 years agoby @angelheart1016Flag

  22. Bane5000

    @bawnian-dexeus...I can see Aronofsky doing Running Man

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Daren Aranofsky for director.

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  24. Bane5000

    @K-Man... Thats what im sating, i dont think McG's Terminator was that bad of a beginning to the " War" trilogy, but to hand it off to the director of the fast and Furious and fast five, not to much of an upgrade of director right there, either Cameron or at its least McG to continue his series..

    As for ur idea for using Arnold as the person they use to model the T-101, it was already done, in a deleted scene for Rise of the Machines, they show how they modeled the Terminators after this guy named Sergeant Candy, who Arnold played on video with a dubbed southern accent, but when millitary officials question if his accent is approriate, a scientist replies dubbed with Arnolds voice " It can be fixed " :P

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  25. slysnide

    no, No, NO!!!!!

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  26. Lautarous

    He's back?

    4 years agoby @LautarousFlag

  27. Fry_3000

    might be a bit old for running man, unless the do it as a sequel

    4 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  28. FiLmMAst3R

    i knew he'd be back!

    4 years agoby @filmmast3rFlag

  29. Vanboy

    He needs to get pumped up again. But I don't know if he can pull off a cyborg anymore. He's what, 64. He needs to take the stuff that Sly is taking. That hormone stuff. Well, I'm the biggest Terminator fan of all, so I'm up for more model 101s. Get to it Arnold! Great news!

    4 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  30. moviegeek

    Maybe he should try directing those instead of starring in them.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag