Update! : Again, can I just reiterate that Arnold has not spoken to Rodriguez about this … yet. It’s just talk (Ab King sent me an email this morning saying he’d heard that Arnold has signed for the film – but it’s not true, not according to my sources). I stand by the scooper below though, who suggests Arnold has been asked to chat about the film – he/she would/should know. I’d love to say who the scooper is, to prove his/her legitimacy, but they’ve asked me not to. And that’s fair enough. Guess we’ll find out in twelve months or so whether or not big Arnie does end up in the film.
Here’s what my original source emailed today : “I’ll stick by what I’ve heard, which as I said, isn’t much, but it’s the best answer I can give your reader AB King – someone has, or plans to, reach out to Schwarzenegger about the movie. Now I don’t know whether they just want to get his feelings on it, or, whether or not they want to see whether he’s interested in or not, but someone has emailed someone… but there’s been no meeting as far as i know. It’s also true that Arnold’s character featured in the original, original draft – – and that it’s changed since then. Suppose all I can say to AB king is that he can keep on hoping the cameo comes to fruition“.
Here’s the original story :
I had the opportunity to talk to someone fairly closely connected to Troublemaker studios about the upcoming â€˜â€™Predatorsâ€™â€™ (a flick that initially had me drowning in a pool of angst sweat … right up until it was revealed the film wouldnâ€™t be a remake, but a sequel) this morning. Iâ€™d been making calls for a day or two, looking into a rumour we’d been tipped off to. Ab King, the renowned Schwarzenegger-spruiker of the www, got in touch yesterday and said heâ€™d heard from an anonymous source that Rodriguez had ”reached out to Schwarzenegger” in recent days. But even Ab couldnâ€™t be sure, so I promised Iâ€™d look into it. I finally got onto someone in-the-know this morning, who confirmed that Rodriguez is indeed courting Schwarzenegger for the movie â€“ but so far itâ€™s a one-way conversation.
â€œRobertâ€™s camp has just reached out to Arnieâ€™s [camp]â€, we were informed. â€œBut they havenâ€™t had a response yetâ€.
Now that doesnâ€™t mean Arnieâ€™s blocking Rodriguezâ€™s calls, nor does it mean heâ€™s waiting for a bag of cash to be transferred to a locker at Union station, it simply means the guy is busy (being Governor) and hasnâ€™t had a chance to get back to Rodriguez yet. Obviously, with the start date coming up pretty quickly on the project, theyâ€™re going to want an answer sooner rather than later but thereâ€™s still time for Arnie to agree to lend his, er, canons to the movie.
A second source gave us some info on the script, and what Schwarzenegger’s involvement would be, but since the above scooper (who has been reliable quite a few times before) couldn’t vouche for it, I’ll remove that bit until we get confirmation.
“Predators”, produced by Rodriguez, will hit theaters July 2010.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.