Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in director David Ayer's next movie Ten, and according to Ayer we are going to see Schwarzenegger in a way we've never seen before. In a recent interview with MTV he explained,
We're going to reinvent the guy. It's going to be a new Arnold. I'm going to transform him.
The movie has been described as a testosterone-heavy riff on Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians. The story "follows an elite DEA task force that robs a dangerous drug cartel under the guise of a tactical raid on one of its safe houses. They think they've gotten away with millions in merch, until team members begin getting bumped off one by one." The director goes on to talk about Schwartzenegger's character in the film saying,
He's playing a real guy, a real guy in the real world, [Quips are] not how I roll. He plays the leader of a DEA tactical team, and that's about all I can say.
The movie also stars Sam Worthington, Josh Holloway, Malin Akerman, Terrence Howard, Mireille Enos, Joe Mangianello, Olivia Williams, Max Martini and Dawn Olivieri.
I'm a fan of Ayer's work, and I can't wait to see what he has planned for Schwarzenegger. Who knows, this could end up being the actor's best role ever, only time will tell. Ayer was then asked about a remake of Commando that he was once involved with in which he said,
You know, who knows. Things circulate in this business. Maybe that baton will come back around and I'll run with it. [But] it's 'Taken,' right? It's a great story line. A guy loses his lady and wants to get her back. But it's a little bit in the pantheon of '80s action movies, and that's scary to touch. A lot of guys out there want [those movies] left alone.
It will be interesting to see if anything ever comes from that, but it sounds like it never will. Ayer recently directed the great looking, upcoming film End of Watch. What do you think about the director's plan to reinvent Schwarzenegger?
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