You all know ABking... He's that fella in TalkBack that's a gigantic Arnold and Stallone fan. Well, he's always keeping his ears perked up about the latest news about those guys and his friend in a far away land heard the story he's gonna relate. Now before you go taking it to the bank, the last I heard about WITH WINGS AS EAGLES was that Randall Wallace (the screenwriter) had directing duties on this film. However, I have to say that if Wolfgang Petersen signed on to direct this... I'd be incredibly excited about it. Take this as rumor...
Hi Harry, I just got the best friggin news today. I was talking to one of my friends today who lives overseas and he told me that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Alan Ladd Jr. might have found a new director for WITH WINGS AS EAGLES. My friend said Wolfgang Petersen was interviewed on a overseas talk show and Petersen was asked what his next film will be. Petersen said "Arnold and producer Alan Ladd Jr. has approached me to direct a war film called WITH WINGS AS EAGLES." My friend said Petersen even talked about almost getting the directing job for END OF DAYS.
I believe my friend is telling the truth because Arnold originally wanted Petersen to helm END OF DAYS but that never came to be. It seems like WWAE is going to be more KICK ASS than I thought since the director of IN THE LINE OF FIRE, AIR FORCE ONE and DAS BOOT might direct Arnold in EAGLES. I'm so excited that I'm going to read the WWAE script again.