In an interview posted at The Arnold Fans, Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals he is currently reading three different scripts in search of a project to make his post-governor return to acting.
Schwarzenegger provides enough clues to determine that one of the projects is Randall Wallace’s script With Wings as Eagles. Wallace, the writer of Braveheart, adapted the script from Ostermann’s War, a mid-90s novel by James Cullen. The novel tells the story of an aging World War II-era German soldier who disagrees with the Nazi party that surrounds him and helps a group of children escape from concentration camps.
Here’s a quote from Schwarzenegger:
“Currently I’m 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.”
It’s not known what the other two projects might be but in the same interview Schwarzenegger reveals he is going to be more picky in looking for his roles — searching for films that challenge him as an actor instead of as an action star. He points towards Clint Eastwood as an of an actor who has aged gracefully in his selection of roles. This might be bad news for those hoping to see Schwarzenegger take a larger role in the next.
Tags: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, The Expendables
Source: The Arnold Fans