‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Keeps Loyal Leno Guest Arnold Schwarzenegger

By | Tuesday March 25, 2014 @ 6:38pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

schwarzennegerlenoThere are few other celebrities that are more closely associated with The Tonight Show With Jay Leno than Arnold Schwarzenegger. One of Leno’s favorite guests, Schwarzenegger visited the show a whopping 27 times. He even broke every rule in … Read More »

Comments (12)

Hot Trailer: David Ayer’s ‘Sabotage’ Red Band

By | Friday February 7, 2014 @ 5:36pm PST

Arnold Schwarzengger stars in Open Road’s actioner as the leader of an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. One by one, team members mysteriously start to be eliminated and it’s up to Schwarzenegger to find out who’s killing his men. David Ayer’s Sabotage also … Read More »

Comments (16)

‘Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Set For ‘Terminator’ In Sarah Connor Role

By | Friday December 13, 2013 @ 3:26pm PST
Mike Fleming

Emilia Clarke Terminator Sarah ConnorEXCLUSIVE: It’s official. Emilia Clarke will play Sarah Connor in the Terminator reboot, re-teaming with director Alan Taylor, who has worked with Clarke in the HBO series Game Of Thrones. Clarke joins Jason Clarke, Read More »

Comments 69

Jason Clarke In Talks To Play John Connor In ‘Terminator’ Reboot

Mike Fleming

Jason Clarke Terminator John ConnorEXCLUSIVE:  The Terminator reboot is getting more interesting by the minute. Jason Clarke, so good in Zero Dark Thirty, is in early talks to play the role of John Connor, the leader of the rebellion against the Skynet artificial intelligence system bent on wiping out the human race. This comes as Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke emerges as the frontrunner to play Sarah Connor (with Brie Larson also in the mix) for Thor: The Dark World helmer Alan Taylor. Arnold Schwarzenegger is also expected to reprise his signature cyborg role in a film that involves time travel into the future.

Terminator-Arnold-as-Terminator__131206182643-575x323Terminator: Genesis is being spearheaded by Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, who is teamed with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna in the effort. Paramount has signed on to distribute, and has set a July 1, 2015 release date. Annapurna purchased the rights for over $20 million and the expectation is that they will be able to make at least two films before certain copyrights revert back to the property’s creator, James Cameron. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier wrote the script. Read More »

Comments 36

Hot Trailer: Arnold And Ayer’s ‘Sabotage’

By | Friday November 22, 2013 @ 10:52am PST

Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s return to big-screen actioners has been steady but slow, with January’s The Last Stand grossing $12.1M domestically and last month’s Escape Plan — with Sly Stallone and directed by Mikael Hafstrom — faring a bit better at $24.3M and counting. But those still feel like Arnold is … Read More »

Comments (14)

‘Legend Of Conan’ Lands Andrea Berloff To Script Arnold Schwarzenegger Epic Reprise

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has taken a step forward on the reboot of The Legend Of Conan, which will bring Arnold Schwarzenegger back as the brawny king. The studio has closed a deal with Andrea Berloff to write the script. Best known for scripting World Trade Center, Berloff most recently adapted the French action film Sleepless Night for Warner Bros. She also wrote Straight Outta Compton for New Line and is writing a retelling of the King Arthur myth for Disney.

Related: Universal Reboots ‘Conan’ Franchise With Schwarzenegger

The franchise got a fresh start last October, when Universal and Schwarzenegger got involved, largely because of the passion of Chris Morgan, the scribe/producer who has minted money at the studio writing Fast & The Furious films. He was the one who decided to draw a parallel right back to the original raw, violent Conan films, which ended with the image of the barbarian king sitting atop his throne. The new film is about his efforts to stay there and the final cycle of a life spent obliterating anyone who got in his way. The Legend Of Conan is being produced by Fredrik Malmberg through Paradox Entertainment and Morgan & Emile Gladstone through their Chris Morgan Productions banner. Paradox owns the rights to the Robert E. Howard series, and we’re going to have to give them a mulligan on that ill-advised movie done with Jason Momoa. They are going back to Schwarzenegger, whose career as Hollywood’s top action star was launched by the 1982 Conan The Barbarian, which John Milius directed from a visceral script he wrote with Oliver Stone. Read More »

Comments 49

Alan Taylor In Negotiations To Direct ‘Terminator’ Reboot

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 2:30pm PDT

Thor 2 director Alan Taylor is in talks to helm Terminator, the franchise relaunch from Paramount, Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures. Three pics are planned to star Arnold Schwarzenegger, with the first one set for release June 26, 2015. Taylor made his mark in TV with credits … Read More »

Comments (5)

Mr. Olympia Bodybuilding Doc ‘Generation Iron’ Gets September Release

By | Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 10:35am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: The Vladar Company and health & fitness publishing co. American Media Inc. will pump bodybuilding docu Generation Iron into limited release in several markets on September 20, a week ahead of this year’s Mr. … Read More »

Comments (3)

Paramount Sets ‘Terminator’ Relaunch For June 26, 2015

Mike Fleming

RELATED: Megan And David Ellison Will Each Pay 33% Of ‘Terminator’ Costs; Paramount Paying The Rest To Bring Arnold Back

Paramount has confirmed the long in the works deal to cofinance and distribute the reboot of James Cameron’s Terminator franchise … Read More »

Comments 45

Hot Trailer: ‘Escape Plan’

By | Thursday June 27, 2013 @ 12:43pm PDT

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are still expendable in Summit‘s October 18 actioner Escape Plan (formerly The Tomb). This time they’re beefing up the action behind bars. Sly stars as an expert prison breaker trapped in a high tech facility of his … Read More »

Comments 22

Arnold Schwarzenegger To Star As Dad Of Zombie-To-Be In ‘Maggie’

By | Friday June 21, 2013 @ 1:18pm PDT

The erstwhile Governator continues his showbiz renaissance playing a father helping his daughter comes to terms with her slowly becoming a zombie. Variety reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in Maggie, based on the Black List … Read More »

Comments (19)

Megan And David Ellison Will Each Pay 33% Of ‘Terminator’ Costs; Paramount Paying The Rest To Bring Arnold Back

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: A spate of reports of movement on The Terminator franchise is a good sign that the franchise is finally starting to percolate again. I’ve learned that each Ellison — David and Megan, both scions of Oracle chief Larry Ellison — will finance 33% of the film’s budget, with Paramount finding the remaining third. Arnold Schwarzenegger himself said yesterday during an appearance in Sydney that he’s coming back and the movie will start shooting in January. None of this is really a surprise: Back in December, Megan Ellison, who’d spent $20 million to buy The Terminator sequel rights during 2011 Cannes, partnered on the franchise with her brother David. She makes prestige films and he makes popcorn fare like Star Trek and Mission: Impossible sequels, so the union made sense. The Wrap claimed an exclusive that Paramount would be the distributor. Well, through Skydance Productions, David makes all his movies with Paramount, so it was kind of obvious the films would likely land there. Skydance and Paramount are just coming through the gigantic ordeal of making World War Z, which, despite a massive budget, looks like it will do some serious global business.

As for Schwarzenegger, he’s been attached since back in May 2011, when Megan Ellison beat out Lionsgate and paid around $20 million for the franchise. She bought it from Pacificor, which had paid $29.5 million to pull the property out of bankruptcy. The latest rumor is that Megan Ellison would make a hail mary pass attempt to draft her Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow. That would be a coup, but it’s being denied, which means either that it’s not true, or Bigelow passed already. The project has been director-less since Fast 6‘s Justin Lin bowed out of the project when it was being developed solely by Megan Ellison. I met Lin at Sundance and he made it clear he wouldn’t return because he was not involved in the development of the script. Ellison in January hired Avatar and Shutter Island‘s Laeta Kalogridis and My Bloody Valentine‘s  Patrick Lussier to write the script, so it stands to reason that the film should be ready to shoot by early next year. Read More »

Comments 56

BREAKING: Arnold Schwarzenegger In Talks To Topline ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot

Los Angeles, CA (May, 2013) –Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger (TERMINATOR series, TOTAL RECALL) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 1 & 2) big budget action comedy THE TOXIC AVENGER produced by Akiva Goldsman (CONSTANTINE, I AM LEGEND, MR AND MRS SMITH), Richard Saperstein (HANCOCK, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (HALF NELSON, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE), Stephen Kessler and Michael Benaroya (LAWLESS, MARGIN CALL). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s (IFT) President Ariel Veneziano who will handle all international rights to the film alongside IFT’s Head of Sales Christian de Gallegos.

Set to be introduced to buyers at Cannes 2013, THE TOXIC AVENGER is currently in pre-production and scheduled to start principal photography this fall.

Read More »

Comments 22

MLK Box Office: ‘Mama’ Tops With $33.2M, Arnold Flops, ‘Silver Linings’ Expands, ‘Broken City’ Tanks

SUNDAY AM 2ND UPDATEThe big news is that washed-up Arnold Schwarzenegger flopped in 10th place playing a washed-up lawman in The Last Stand (2,913 theaters). “Nobody wants to see Arnold,” one rival studio exec giggled to me. Lionsgate should demand … Read More »

Comments 273

Laeta Kalogridis And Patrick Lussier Set To Script New ‘Terminator’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures have set Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to script the next installment of The Terminator franchise.

Her credits include Avatar, Shutter Island and Alexander, produced White House Down. Lussier scripted Wes Craven’s DraculaRead More »

Comments 32

Open Road Dates Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Ten’ For January 24, 2014

By | Wednesday December 19, 2012 @ 2:22pm PST

Open Road Films will release Ten, the David Ayer-directed action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, nationwide on January 24, 2014. Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. When the … Read More »

Comments (15)

Showtime Orders Climate Change Docu Series Produced By James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub And Arnold Schwarzenegger

By | Monday December 3, 2012 @ 10:53am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Showtime has ordered Years Of Living Dangerously, a documentary series which explores the human impact of climate change. It is executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Emmy-winning 60 Minutes producers Joel … Read More »

Comments (13)

Hot Trailer: ‘The Last Stand’

By | Wednesday November 7, 2012 @ 6:06pm PST

Here’s the latest trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand. Forest Whitaker, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Johnny Knoxville and Rodrigo Santoro join the fun along with Jaimie Alexander and Genesis Rodriguez. The movie directed by South Korea’s Kim Jee-woon opens January 18 via Lionsgate:

Comments (7)

Arnold And ‘Conan The Barbarian’ Reunited: Universal Reboots Action Franchise With Schwarzenegger

By | Thursday October 25, 2012 @ 2:07pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has made a deal for The Legend Of Conan, an action film that will star Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of his signature roles as Robert E. Howard’s mythic barbarian. The deal brings Conan and Schwarzenegger back to Universal, which released the first film that launched Schwarzenegger’s movie career back in 1982. Universal has world rights on the film.

The film will be produced by Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan. Malmberg is CEO of Paradox Entertainment, which holds the rights to Conan. Morgan is the Universal-based writer and producer whose credits include the last four Fast And The Furious films, along with Wanted and 47 Ronin. Morgan has hatched the story and might write the script. The caveat is that the studio wants The Legend Of Conan for summer 2014, and Morgan might not be finished writing the seventh Fast And Furious installment by then. If that happens he will be a very active producer, because this is Morgan’s dream project.

Schwarzenegger starred in two Conan films before moving on to Terminator and other blockbusters as he became the world’s biggest action star. Paradox was involved in a 2011 reboot at Millennium Films that starred Jason Momoa and misfired. Paradox’s Malmberg, who moved the project away from Warner Bros after seven years of development with big-name filmmakers because the project was moving too slowly, feels that this is the version of the film that he and everybody else always wanted to see on the screen but couldn’t while Schwarzenegger was governor of California.

“The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and this is the take of the film we will make,” Malmberg told me. “It’s that Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he’ll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle.” Read More »

Comments 149
More Deadline | Hollywood »