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Crazy Rumor of the Day: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jee-Woon Kim to team for LAST STAND?!?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Sometimes these crazy rumors are eye-rolling fanboy shit. PETER CULLEN AND BRUCE CAMPBELL TEAMING UP FOR ASH VS. THE DECEPTICONS!, stuff like that. This rumor could be as much bullshit, but holy shit does this bode well if it's even close to being reality.

I mean, I dug the 90s X-Men: The Animated Series look of THE GOVERNATOR, but other that it felt like a sad joke taken seriously. Next to Arnold announcing he's doing King Conan with John Milius a pairing like this gets me the most excited to see the man step back onto the silver screen.

The rumor is that he is replacing Liam Neeson in the next from I SAW THE DEVIL and THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WEIRD's Jee-woon Kim. Amazing, right? This rumor originated via a Polish movie site called FilmWeb, which claims to have a source in the foreign distribution company releasing the film.

A quick click on Google Chrome's translate feature describes Schwarzenegger as a border town sheriff as an escaped drug cartel big wig heads for Mexico.

This has not been confirmed and the idea of Schwarzenegger playing a border town sheriff with a staff of inexperienced deputies doesn't really fit, right? If it is true (and I still want it to be) they might have to alter the background of this lead character a bit, right?

But the thought of Schwarzenegger appearing in a crazy awesome drug movie directed by crazy awesome Korean director is... well, pretty crazy. And awesome.

Thoughts?

-Quint
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  • April 6, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Just stoked that Arnold's gonna be in movies again.

    by unkempt_sock

    I don't really care what he's in.

  • April 6, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    snarf

    by stranger in the alps

    arnie as a small town sheriff?? ill buy it!

  • April 6, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    i did'nt know the president of north korea actually made films

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • April 6, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Better be real...

    by Sardonic

    Cause this could be epic.

  • April 6, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    ANYTHING is better than that cartoon!

    by Mennen

  • April 6, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    I'll probably have the opposite reaction than most people here

    by Kammich

    Most of the fanbase here will probably be piqued by the idea of Arnie being in the film... personally, I could care less. I'm more excited that we're getting a (presumably) English language film from Jee-woon Kim. I have not seen "I Saw the Devil,"(absolutely DYING to) but he is 4-for-4 with me on the rest of what I've seen of his resume. "A Tale of Two Sisters" is a jarring, creepy supernatural flick whose only downfall is that it lacks the hotness of its American remake's female leads(Emily Browning and Ariell Kebell). "A Bittersweet Life" is actually my favorite film of his... a surprisingly dark, low-key movie from a director that tends to lean on his morbid sense of humor. Tremendous, stylish Korean revenge thriller that made me a huge fan of Byung-hun Lee. "The Good, the Bad and the Weird" is like if Sergio Leone and Stephen Chow had a baby and then fed the baby LSD every day for 18 years. And his segment in "3 Extremes" was the best of the bunch. So, yes please, I'll take an English language man-on-a-mission flick from this guy.

  • April 6, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    So no Ash v. Decepticons?

    by frank

    Lame.

  • April 6, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Also, when you pair this with Chan Wook Park's "Stoker"

    by Kammich

    Chan Wook Park directing his first English language film, a thriller starring Colin Firth as a creepy murderous uncle? I'd like to meet the producers behind both "Stoker" and "Last Stand," and shake their hands. Its about time that someone brought Korean masterminds and their cinematic sensibilities to the English-language film market.

  • April 6, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    @kammitch

    by MaxTheSilent

    It's all well and good to bring these amazing film-makers over to the US. But what if they get totally ass-raped by clueless executives and egomaniacal stars? Which is what happened to John Woo, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam, Hideo Nakata etc. I've read the script to STOKER and it's a decent little slice of gothic suspense. Park should be able to bring his baroque stylistics to it nicely, provided the producers let him.

  • April 6, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    That would make me cry buffalo tears, Max

    by Kammich

    I'm hoping that Park has enough credibility to call the shots over a studio like Fox Searchlight, but you're right, you can never be sure. The Hollywood studio system seems to get their jolly's off of opressing the truly talented. I'd love to read the script for "Stoker," and happy to hear you enjoyed it. The script was my biggest hang-up on the project... I was like, "really, the guy from 'Prison Break' wrote it?" But I have faith in Park and his creative choices.

  • April 6, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    R.I.P George Clooney

    by Daniel2010

    1961-2011

  • April 6, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    R.I.P my turtle, "Puddles"

    by Kammich

    2011-2011

  • April 6, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    daniel2010 are you some kind of douche?

    by Mennen

  • April 6, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    A Korean directing a movie about the Border Wars?

    by D.Vader

    That seems odd. On paper.

  • April 6, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    God I wish we'd get a King Conan

    by D.Vader

    That would have been so badass.

  • April 6, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    I read the script - decent action flick. Nothing super special.

    by JuanSanchez

  • April 6, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    And it's not really about drugs.

    by JuanSanchez

  • April 6, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    I Saw the Devil

    by PedroM

    running time kind of put me off to watch it. But A Bittersweet Life was beautiful.

  • April 6, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    And yes - there is a background to the character.

    by JuanSanchez

  • April 6, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    The Good, The Bad, and The Weird is delicious

    by slone13

  • April 6, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST

    these "rumors" are just to generate hits for the site

    by Billy_D_Williams

    there is no way the man who decided to the governator is doing a movie with this director.

  • April 6, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Yeahhh Korean directors!

    by Mechasheeva

    Korea's been producing some of the best genre cinema in the world for awhile now. The Good The Bad The Weird is an awesome flick with one of the craziest climactic chase sequences you'll ever see. I know it's a different director, but if anyone here hasn't seen Mother yet it'll knock your socks off. I'm a little nervous about these guys testing out Hollywood, though, because they work so well within their own system and I'd hate to see them flop.

  • April 6, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    at least we're getting that awesome cartoon

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    think about it for a minute. that cartoon is the greatest thing to happen. who cares if it doesn't last a season. it's going to be amazing to watch.

  • April 6, 2011, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Pleaew oh please...

    by KHjLL

    Let it be true sounds like the prefect first MOVIE for ARNOLD with one of the greatest directors of out time...

  • April 7, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Who is your Daddy and what does he do?

    by _Venkman

  • April 7, 2011, 1:47 a.m. CST

    surely sheriffs retire at 60? Arnies 63 and looks older every day.

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • April 7, 2011, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Arnie's best work is his trailer voice overs...awesomely funny!!

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • April 7, 2011, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Why oh why Arnie did you waste all those years in politics?

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Talk about a job that'll suck the age out of you. He was already getting old before he got elected, but now, he's looking pretty leathery. Cawlifonians - did he ever accomplish anything in that state of yours?

  • April 7, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST

    mysterious_volvo

    by Bodenland Unbound

    Once upon a time in North Korea... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulgasari

  • April 7, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    by WhocanDigit

    This would be pretty epic. Tale of 2 Sisters, The good the bad the weird, and now the bad ass comeback of Arnold. I guess that's a good way to catapult them both to the top... Unfortunately, no fucking way this happens.

  • April 7, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Grand Torino II - The Volkswagen

    by cookylamoo

    Arnold tells those punk kids to staff off of his lawn...or else.

  • April 7, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    This should be what Arnold is doing

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    but in our fucked up universe he is too busy working on the governator. -cries-

  • Until we get a confirmed "Commando 2," this will do.

  • April 7, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Maria needs to talk Arnie out of "Da Govurnator" FAST

    by darthderp

    This, on the other hand, has potential, small town sherrif or not. Not sure what physical shape he's in (he's in his 60s, I think?), but I'm hoping he does one of those straight-up, balls to the wall action films with the bad punchlines that he did so well back in the day. Commando? Raw Deal? Red Heat?? GET SHANE BLACK ON THE PHONE STAT!!!

  • April 7, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    writefortheedit...

    by darthderp

    Thought you knew...Commando 2's been done...they just called it Die Hard. Just joking; I know what you meant. Not sure if Alyssa Milano would be up to it, though. Plus they killed off Bill Duke, so there goes a bit of the coolness factor....

  • April 7, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    movienut401

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Yeah, no Bill Duke is a problem, but I figure you get Fishburn in there, maybe make it look like he's a bad guy, but then he turns out to be cool. Gotta have Alyssa, though. All grown up, looking super-hot, she's got to blow away somebody with a rocket-propelled grenade or something. I'm telling you, a Commando sequel would be awesome, if done properly. (I just don't think there's any hope for a proper Terminator sequel any more. It's too expensive to do properly and still expect to be profitable.)

  • April 7, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Arnold. Milius. KING CONAN. Just DO IT.

    by BeanGrud

    I know that something will need to get that shitty taste out of my mouth after this new conan movie comes out...

  • April 7, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I WANT KING CONAN

    by Marat

    Fuck this shit!!!!!

  • April 7, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    writefortheedit redux

    by darthderp

    Fishburn...I agree with the coolness factor, plus the man can ACT; check out his Thurgood Marshall play on HBO for proof. If he did have a part on Commando 2 (fun to speculate, huh?) would have to be written so that comparison to Morpheus would be impossible. Can't think of any other movie he could do a sequel for; Running Man and Raw Deal were pretty much one-notes, and King Conan? Only in our dreams....

  • April 7, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Arnold hasn't made a good movie since Eraser

    by Mandolorian

    And that wasn't even that good!

  • April 7, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Maybe team with Danny Glover for "Predator War"

    by darthderp

    Two warring Predator clans crash land on Earth, and circumstance (also known as Hollywood script writing) gets Dutch and Harrigan caught up in the middle of their grudge match. Any takers? Anyone? Bueller??

  • April 7, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Danny Glover for "Predator War" = YES!!!

    by Jake Pantlin

    That is a great idea. But I wouldn't set it all on Earth. I would get Arnie and Danny, and have them be sent to the planet that Adrien Brody is on. I think it would be cool if a forth movie had the three heroes from the previous films working together to fight the Predators.

  • April 7, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Okay, I'm on it...YAH, RIGHT

    by darthderp

    I did write a decent fanfic for The Ring a few years back, but [insert blockbuster script writer's name here] I'm not. Fun to dream, though.

  • April 7, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Danny Glover for "Predator War" = YES!!!

    by Jake Pantlin

    That is a great idea. But I wouldn't set it all on Earth. I would get Arnie and Danny, and have them be sent to the planet that Adrien Brody is on. I think it would be cool if a forth movie had the three heroes from the previous films working together to fight the Predators.

  • April 7, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Commando 2, Predator 2

    by catlettuce4

    For those who don't know, there was a script written for Commando 2. You can find it online. It's pretty good, not perfect, but would have been fun. Arnie chose not to make it though. He was also supposed to play Dutch in Predator but that got replaced by Gary Busey's character (and no doubt rewritten quite a bit.. have not seen that script yet), but Arnold turned that down as well. Too bad in both cases if you ask me.

  • April 7, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    "in Predator 2" that is...

    by catlettuce4

    You knew that.

  • April 7, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I've got it!!! JAYNE MANSFIELD PART 2!!!

    by darthderp

    Loni Anderson ain't doing much these days. Why not??

  • April 7, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Great director...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    I Saw The Devil is actually awesome, it hit me in the gut, best horror/revenge film I've seen in awhile. Yes it's long but you understand why when you watch it, you get involved and the suspense and overall dread is almost too much too take. I LOVE Korean directors lately, they are making the best thrillers and revenge flicks in the world. But yes I agree with the fears that an American studio system will restrain them too much. And many times foreigners just make better films in their native language and culture. Prbbly a ton of reasons why, but it happens more often than we'd like.

  • That crap looks AWFUL!!!!

  • April 7, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    According to Coming Soon variety have confirmed this story!

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Arnold needs to make this film.

  • April 7, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    wait... The Govenator animation was not a one off joke?

    by Smack_Teddy

  • April 7, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    On the actual subject: good to know

    by Smack_Teddy

  • April 7, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Liam Neeson would have been fine by me though

    by Smack_Teddy