Arnie talks Triplets and Legend Of Conan

News Glen Chapman
9 Jan 2013 - 06:57
Arnold Schwarzeneggar as Conan The Barbarian (1981)

After returning to acting with The Last Stand, Arnie has his sights set on revisiting a couple of his previous roles...

In case you missed the news, Arnie's back to the acting now that he isn't worrying himself with silly little things like running a state. And after collecting a paycheque for appearances in The Expendables and its sequel, and with The Last Stand set for release shortly, his sights are set on future projects. What better way to re-launch a career by treading old ground - sorry, revisit previous roles - and two such projects are the Legend Of Conan and the hilariously named Twins sequel, Triplets.

As luck would have it, Arnie has been chatting about those films. Here's what he has to say about the Legend Of Conan:

"Let me just say that a lot of it has to do with timing. That's what show business and politics have in common. A lot of it is timing and I think that I would've chosen Conan already if they would've been ready, but the Universal studio just bought the rights to Conan, they have an executive over there that happens to be a big believer in bringing back the character. Universal was the first one to do the movie with Dino DeLaurentiis, and now they want to be back and do a bunch of Conan movies, but do it high quality, not as a B-movie, to do it high quality like the first one John Milius directed and Dino DeLaurentiis produced and Universal has presented. So they want to go back to that. So that will be ready by sometime this year.”

Personally, I quite enjoyed the most recent Conan movie and thought Jason Momoa was smashing in the lead. Anyway, here's what Arnie has to say about the film we all want; Triplets:

"The same is also true with Triplets, a sequel to Twins. I have been trying to get Universal Studios to do that for ten years, and the studio executives that were there up until recently did not see the value, but now the new leadership sees the value and says, 'This is a brilliant idea, why haven't they done it? We want to do that.' And so they hire the writers and they are full-blast ahead. And that's the movie that we will be doing. So it depends on the timing. Sometimes there's projects that are not available and the other times they are. But I would say in general you always kind of make decisions based on what the movie would be interesting for people to see, what is it that the audience out there wants to see me do. And based on that you make decisions.”

So, audience out there, what roles would you like to see Arnie revisit?

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