Arnold Schwarzenegger looks to be pretty busy now that he’s turned back to acting – he’s got THE EXPENDABLES 2 and THE LAST STAND to film, and now he’s in talks to star in CAPTIVE. CAPTIVE centers around a wealthy magnate who finds himself kidnapped and held prisoner in a landfill. As he desperately tries to escape, a police detective pulls out all the stops to find him. No word on casting for the detective but Schwarzenegger would be playing the magnate.
There is no word of a director yet, and as this is an independent production, no word on budget. I have to say, I like this hungry Schwarzenegger. These three projects that he’s involved in seem to be going back to everything we loved about the man, and he either doesn’t care about the age factor or he’s trying to get in as much as possible as soon as possible. Whoever they cast as the detective would seem to be something like Tommy Lee Jones to Harrison Ford’s Fugitive, and I’d love to see a really good character actor, or even another action hero, take the part. I bet someone like Dwayne Johnson would eat that role for breakfast. I love how Arnold handed the reins off to the Rock in THE RUNDOWN – it’d be quite something to see them together in an action thriller like this.