Arnold Schwarzenegger to Return to Acting
01.17.11 by Ryan
Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger "won't be back" as California's governor, the Austrian-born actor told Krone (via fan site The Arnold Fans and a free online translator) that he's currently "reading three scripts".
One topic/script, which I considered a long time ago before governor, is delighting me particularly. In it I would play an older soldier, who gets the order at the ending of the war to kill a bunch of kids. But he doesn’t do it and get them to safety at the risk of his life and it has all kind of adventure. This script is based on a true story!
The site speculates that the script is With Wings as Eagles, written by Randall Wallace (Braveheart) and based on the true life of a German soldier who disagrees with the Nazi party and aids the escape of American POWs. The role seems in keeping with Schwarzenegger's plans, since the actor admitted he won't be taking the same kind of parts as he did in his The Terminator days.
In the future I have to adapt my roles to my age. Clint Eastwood also has done it in the same way. Extreme fighting or shooting is not possible anymore. I want to be more encouraged as an actor and I believe that I can manage this challenge. I am like a sponge, which is absorbing all the knowledge and always be willing to learn all new things.
Schwarzenegger says he isn't sure what will be his next project.
No idea. I don't have a fixed plan. First of all I have to decide which one of these scripts appeals the most for me, then there have to be the right director and so on. But the movie-making is a part of my future plans. Some day the waiting is over again and I'm looking forward to that.
The site claims that the other two scripts are called Crusade and King Conan, though whether the latter script is a sequel to his Conan the Barbarian movies, which is already receiving a reboot.
Schwarzenegger's last on-screen appearance was a cameo in The Expendables. There's no word whether Sylvester Stallone will be bringing him back for the sequel.