Arnold Schwarzenegger super fans TheArnoldFans were able to speak with the Austrian Oak himself during the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. To start off they asked Arnold spoke about working with Deadpool director Tim Miller on Terminator: Dark Fate. He was a little shy about details concerning the film but did reveal he has seen 15 minutes of footage, there is a good chance that will be coming to CinemaCon 2019 in Las Vegas as studios present trailers and footage to exhibitors and press.
SCHWARZENEGGER: “The director, Tim Miller, was very, very talented and I can see why his movie, Deadpool, made so much money and why it was successful because he’s very organized. He’s an expert with visual effects and special effects and with stunts. He felt very comfortable directing all the actors, the young and the older ones. He was a pleasure to work with.”
“I couldn’t tell you exactly because the movie isn’t finished yet. It’s still being worked on. Visual effects are being done now. I’ve seen 15 minutes and it looked great and I was very excited about it.”
Then he revealed what is the hold-up on Legend of Conan aka King Conan movie that Universal Pictures has been developing for ages. Suggesting he’s still game for it even if it ends up landing on Netflix. Arnold has been talking up his lofty ambition for it previously saying they were looking at filming in New Zealand.
SCHWARZENEGGER: “When it comes to the movie, the sad stuff about all of this is when there’s an estate like this, The Robert E. Howard estate…when someone buys these rights, those people now own the rights and they have their own vision of what they want to do and the guy that has the rights is some young guy and he’s trying to figure out how to get his way through Hollywood and this is not easy to do.”
“So there are people that say to him, ‘why don’t you start with a TV series and then he negotiates for a TV series and that falls apart. And then he goes maybe to Netflix and that falls apart. Then he decides to make a movie maybe…but in the meantime, we have been trying to convince him for years now that the way to go is to come back and hire a really great director and to do another Conan movie and have me play King Conan, when Conan is like 70 years old and he’s disgusted by sitting on the throne and being the king and then something happens after that.”
“It’s really not that far from creating a finished script. The only one who really has to pull the trigger there is the people who own the Conan rights to do a movie. Let’s go to Netflix or whoever it is, let’s hire a director who’s very creative and can elevate the project to make it a winning project. I hope it will be done very soon because I think it’s a great idea.”
You can read the full interview over at TheArnoldFans.
Arnold will be seen in Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate on November 1st, a direct sequel to James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day. There is a good chance his next project could be The Expendables 4, which is rumored to begin filming sometime this year in Sofia, Bulgaria.
SOURCE: THE ARNOLD FANS