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Terminator 6 filming soon?

The Terminator franchise has struggled as of late. From “Terminator Salvation” with Christian Bale and Sam Worthington to “Terminator Genisys” with Arnold and Jai Courtney, the film series has seemed to hit a rough patch as of late.

That won’t stop another film from being filmed.

Arnold Schwarzenegger said in an interview with The Playlist that the movie will begin filming next March with a “Conan” film to follow.

James Cameron is back on board the series, so hopefully this one will turn out better!

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He’ll be back…and sooner than you think. Paramount announced a new “Terminator” film will be released June 26, 2015. But plans to call it “Terminator 5” might be premature as reports are that it will be the first film in a stand alone trilogy. Also, no mention of Arnold Schwarzenegger despite him saying he’d be back for the film. Though, that doesn’t mean he’s not returning. The big issue for this film is 2015 is a busy summer already with “The Avengers 2”, “Star Wars Episode VII”, “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” and “Independence Day 2”.

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Here’s the first trailer for the film “Escape Plan”, formerly known as “The Tomb”.

The film stars  Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vincnet D’Onofrio, Amy Ryan and more.

I suppose for people who grew up watching them, pairing Stallone and Schwarzenegger again is a treat. But for me, it’s a far cry from Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel. Also, I can’t get Ryan as Holly from “The Office” out of my head. It’s going to be tough for me to take her in a serious role.

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Paramount Pictures has reportedly acquired the rights to distribute “Terminator 5” (T5) and that production may begin next year. The script had numerous rewrites, the latest coming from Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is attached to star. At one point Justin Lin was attached to direct, but he dropped out to helm “Fast and Furious 6”. Maybe he can come back? It would make sense as to why he didn’t want to do FF 7. “Terminator Salvation” the last Terminator film to be released, starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington.

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“The Expendables 3” already added Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan and Milla Jovovich. Now Sylvester Stallone said that Mel Gibson is close to joining the film to play the villain. Presumably he’d join previous cast members  Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Jason Statham and Jet Li.

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“The Expendables 3” added some big names today. Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich are in negotiations to join the action franchise. The second film starred Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Nan Yu, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed on to play the Exterminator in the upcoming remake of “The Toxic Avenger”. The Exterminator trains Toxie, formerly known as Melvin who gets tossed into toxic waste, turning him into the Toxic Avenger. John Travolta was at one point rumored to be involved and Steve Pink (“Hot Tub Time Machine”) was attached to direct. After “The Last Stand”, maybe Arnold should just pass on this project.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmai..com.

Brad Pitt headed back to WWII

Brad Pitt’s work in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” was amazing. Now he’s headed back to WWII, but in a much more serious tone with “Fury”. The film will center around an American tank crew who operates a tank called Fury during the final days of the war. David Ayer is directing. He helmed last year’s “End of Watch” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. He’s also helming next year’s “Ten”, starring  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington. We’ll see how this turns out. I wasn’t in love with “End of Watch” as much as a lot of people were. But it was a solid film.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com. 

“A Good Day to Die Hard”, which once again stars Bruce Willis, is about to hit theaters. And while “Live Free or Die Hard” was a financial hit, could this installment be in some big trouble? Normally I’d say no. It’s an iconic franchise whose popularity hasn’t waned. And yet, in the wake of Sylvester Stallone’s “Bullet to the Head” and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “The Last Stand” both tanking, one has to wonder: Are audiences fed up with aging action stars?

I know that “The Expendables” and “The Expendables 2” were both successful. But even the sequel, though it earned $85 million, was quite a bit off from the first film. And as Arnold and Sly showed, perhaps action stars who are older making quips about their age are just not the way to go these days. The one exception to this rule seems to be Liam Neeson with hits like “Taken”. But if you think about it, Neeson doesn’t bring up his age in any of his films. And we accept him in his role, I think, because we can see him as an experienced person who has acquired a lot of skills through the years.

This leads me to “A Good Day to Die Hard”. Willis is an action star, there’s no question. But bringing in a younger character usually doesn’t work out in a series. And frankly, Willis is getting up there in age, almost to the point where audiences think, really? He can still do all that? It also doesn’t help that the films are essentially live action cartoons these days. At least “Taken” worked as a believable thriller to a degree. After three straight action film bombs, one has to wonder if the new Die Hard film will suffer a similar fate? With younger action stars like Vin Diesel and the Rock and even Channing Tatum to a degree heating up the screen and comic book films still dominating the box office every year, perhaps the old model of a straight up action flick with a big name just doesn’t sell anymore. People don’t want to see forgettable films like that anymore. They want an experience, something big, bold and grand and with actors that people don’t think should be thinking about social security instead of kicking some butt.

The true test of whether audiences are growing tired of this will be with “A Good Day to Die Hard”. If it fails, or shows some significant signs of fatigue, it could be a big sign that audiences want more than just an aging star cracking age jokes and trying to be like they were in their 30s.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“Total Recall” director Paul Verhoeven said he would be open to directing the planned Conan film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“If they asked me, I’d certainly love to — let’s put it that way,” Verhoeven said in an interview with Moviehole. “But I don’t know what the script is. I don’t know what Arnold wants. I’m a big fan in fact of Conan. That’s a great movie and I found that the composer, Basil Poledouris, basically inspired many of my movies [the soundtracks] like Flesh and Blood, RoboCop, Starship Troopers and Total Recall. The score of Conan is great. The style of editing that Milius used was very beautiful, and Arnold does a great job. He was really the perfect choice.”

Meanwhile, Fredrik Malmberg, a producer on the film, titled “Legend of Conan” said Peter Jackson would be one of his top picks.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.