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Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets Held CAPTIVE!


Nordling here.

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.

Nordling, out.

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  • Sept. 9, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    The handing of the reins in Rundown was fucking stupid

    by Randy


  • Sept. 9, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by tHEgREATgABBO

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Arnie needs to get back into shape

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    He was distressingly paunchy in The Expendables.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    fuck that republicant son of a beatch

    by lostboytexas

    thanks for fixing all the problems in CA you cunt!

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    sounds like it needs more robots

    by tHEgREATgABBO

    or it'll be boring like collateral damage. at least make it in the future with cool gadgets like the sixth day or eraser.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST


    by taff

    Wish he'd do another comedy like Jingle All the Way.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Contra Alien Wars!

    by Mars

    Its not too Late AH-Nold you and stallone can still beat the alien threat!

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Arnold was in 'The Rundown'?

    by Titus05

    maybe I'll actually watch it the next time it's on Cinemax

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Arnold vs gahbahj = classic quotes aplenty

    by Fred

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Arnie Needs to Get to the Choppah...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...DEH-LAHN! fucked him up for good.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    He's an old man action star now

    by Rupee88

    Since when do those work? Yeah The Fugitive is an example, but Harrison Ford is a REAL ACTOR, not like Arnie who was there because he was big and muscular and had some screen presence.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    NITP you think arnold had time to pump iron whilst governating

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Hes already getting back into shape, so have no fear. I am really looking forward to the last stand, nice to have Arn working with a director with some edge again. Glad he already has another on the backburner, hope they get another interesting director to helm.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    =but Harrison Ford is a REAL ACTOR=

    by KilliK

    nope he aint. he is like Arnold too,using charisma and screen presence to sell his characters and movies.He is talented but he hasnt been a real thespian artist for years now. And in the Fugitive he did the same character that he does almost in his entire film career: ordinary,successful man and a good family guy and husband who turns into a hero which you can relate to him.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    The Rock

    by vicmackey1268

    Would fantastic...especially if he was the same as in Fast Five...what a badass...I'd go a little easier on the fake swear (aka lube) but other than that he was a beast. And the Rundown scene was what put the entire movie in's a light-hearted action film...the Arnold part made zero sense in the film but it was damn fun and I laughed along with everyone else in the theater. And his 3 films sound great...provided, like the Nord-dawg said, the right badass actor fills the shoes...cuz a no-name would be horrible direct to dvd JCVD style

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST


    by vicmackey1268

    I respectfully disagree...he did in almost every film what he did in The Fugitive...before then he really hadn't done that type of role...Witness was completely different as was Frantic, Blade Runner, etc... Since then yes it's all been shades of Fugitive, but Fugitive is what made him...just like after Tommy Lee Jones won an Oscar for that film he's been playing the same role in tons of films. I would love it if Ford got another Mosquito Coast-type of movie to actually act in, but the old guy wants to have fun, and in his next western I think he'll do just far I'm having fun watching it.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    If he's in a landfill...

    by vicmackey1268

    you know "time to take out the trash" will be a line somewhere in there

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Fugitive is what made Harrison Ford?

    by Hipshot

    Ummm...if you asked 100 people on the street to name a Harrison Ford role, you think they'd say Dr. Richard Kimble over Indiana Jones or Han Solo? That's...interesting.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I shall explain...

    by vicmackey1268

    before Fugitive and after yes he was Han and Indy...he will always be Han and Indy....but the character he played in Fugitive defined his character choice for the rest of his career...excluding the pile of trash Crystal Skull... What I meant was that when we think of Ford's choice of character it's all rooted back to Fugitive-typecasting....of course Han and Indy made him, very poor choice of words by my part.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Please not the fucking Rock. Get a real actor

    by chien_sale

    I would like to see Clive Owen for the part

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST


    by vicmackey1268

    Clive Em Up and Killer Elite are enough...something about him is just odd now....I miss the good days when he was the guy driving the BMW adds and did The Courier

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    @vicmackey1268 as i said he is talented and at

    by KilliK

    some point in his career he did try to show this talent by doing other,diversified roles like in the Mosquito Coast.But eventually,after his try on different roles failed, he went back to his usual cinematic MO. And no his character in Fugitive didnt typecasted him,he had already done the same character in previous movies: Frantic,Patriot Games,Presumed Innocent,etc

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    I ahm soo-rounded by gahr-bage! Hyoo-man gahr-bage!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    The kidnapper will turn out to be....

    by FilmGuy125

    Mildred Baeana, the maid!! And she's looking for her child support!!!

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Wow. You just suggested Dwayne is a good actor

    by daggor

    Get the fuck out of here.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Alimony Arnie is going to be hysterical

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    Wanna be a farmer? Here's a couple of acres

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Wasn't he going to do this film called CRY MACHO?

    by Ricardo

    What, is he the beard now, changing projects every now and then?

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Ford is an Everyman. Arnold is not.

    by Acquanetta

    That's the real difference between them. Arnold already tried to change this fact in the late 90s but audiences didn't buy it.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Hey lostboytexass,

    by docholliday5

    Maybe if California had state fucking taxes it wouldn't have a lot of the issues it does. It was fucked with a democrat before it was fucked with a Republican. Dickhead, the state's problems have nothing to do with political parties.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    "He's trying to get as much action as possible" LOL

    by BoyNamedSue

    That's what got him in trouble with Maria!

  • His buff muscular body on top of her plump pear-shaped one, pounding her vag, causing her to moan and yell "Aye chihuahua...oye ondale...ohhhhh" <p> Have you?

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST

    The Rock?

    by docholliday5

    That pussy forfeited his action star label when he did that long strand of kids movies.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST


    by Acquanetta

    Cry Macho's plot revolved around a washed-up, middle-aged guy named Mike Milo whose wife (an ex-journalist, no less) left because of his many affairs. He ends up going to Mexico, in order to perform a task for his boss: Kidnapping the 11-year-old son his boss once fathered out of wedlock. Along the way, Milo falls in love with a Mexican woman. That's just the basic overview, but there are other similarities to Arnold's real life which would make it a nightmare for him to try and promote anytime soon.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    I can't fucking wait for Last Stand

    by Kammich

    But only because its Lee-woon Kim's english language directorial debut. Couldn't care less about Arnie being in it.

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    micheal ironside better be in this movie

    by ORIONgods

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Gray Davis ran California into the ground.

    by DonnyUnitas

    and not even Arnold could save it. :(

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST

    @bobo_vision you do realise he fucked her 15 years ago

    by KilliK

    and not now right? i dont know how she looked then,but probably not as ugly as now. Ofc that doesnt mean that Arnold has stopped fucking her even now,which EEEEEEEWWWWWW

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    @acquanetta that's correct.

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Arnold's movies

    by catlettuce4

    Say what you will about his acting, but he always had a screen presence and charisma that made his movies so cool. If he can still muster that presence he can still make a good movie.

  • The progress was astounding as we all saw onscreen in Red Heat. Riveting work.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Please tank just like Conan did!

    by btc909

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Fuckkk I just want King Conan.

    by Marat

    That's never gonna happen

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 5:05 a.m. CST

    A landfill????

    by John

    CAPTIVE centers around a wealthy magnate who finds himself kidnapped and held prisoner in a landfill.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 5:06 a.m. CST

    A Landfill Part Deux

    by John

    And could it have a more generic title? It's like this thing won a Most Uninspiring Movie Pitch contest or something.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Arnold is crazy smart

    by Hipshot

    And if he can surround himself with smart people to help him make choices, and go with his instinct, he'll find a way to make this happen. Remember: he succeeded in the top 1% of several different fields: 1) Bodybuilding (considered best ever) 2) Gym ownership 3) Authorship (bestselling fitness book) 4) Movie Star (biggest in the world at one time) 5) Politician (being elected to Governorship of the 8th largest economic entity in the world, at least--the question of his success in office is separate) 6) Married into one of America's "royal" families. 7) Wealth. Personal fortune estimated at around half a billion dollars. ## Success in any one of those arenas would suggest he has quite a bit on the ball. Three of them would be phenomenal--especially combining the marriage, the bodybuilding, and the movie career. But he went beyond that, and I would NOT count him out. In terms of practical, rounded, real-world ability he is probably more capable than anyone anyone on these boards has ever met. He MAY be finished...but betting against him just isn't very smart.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Schwarzenegger's "Hand Off" to the Rock in

    by MasterControlProgram

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Schwarzenegger's "Hand Off" to the Rock in 'The Rundown'...

    by MasterControlProgram as symbolic Lou Ferrigno playing a security guard in The Hulk and considering that a "Hand Off". In other words....quite lame, and totally oversold by Duane Johnson. --End of Line--

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Philip Baker Hall

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    For the detective

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    the veteran australian writer, author and columnist

    by emeraldboy

    clive james once described arnold as a walking condom stuffed with walnuts.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Gimme Arnie & James Cameron

    by Nice Marmot


  • Sept. 10, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Thomas Jane

    by twogunjames

    since he got fucked out of the role in headshot or whatever that was called, I think he's tailor made for a detective role.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Iz gon tew be vehree suspezfuul oont exciitink

    by UltraTron

  • I think your argument is bunk.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Arnie handed the reins to The Rock in The Rundown...

    by BNITT

    ...and The Rock went off and did Race To Witch Mountain! Soo disappointing. Arnie needs to come back and put him in the meat grinder!

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Come Oooaaannn! Do It!

    by highfunctioningsociopath

    If Matrix was here, he'd laugh too.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I caught THE RUNNING MAN the other day

    by Ditko

    Man, what a cult classic!

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST


    by Extr3m1st

    Arnie is not the actor Harrison is, he is not even the actor that Clint Eastwood is. But he can be decent in the right role. Hey if Stallone can make good movies still then so can Arnold.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Arnold held Captive by Fat Guatomalan nannies

    by picardsucks

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Interesting concept....

    by Arcangel2020

    Definitely looking forward to seeing Arnold back doing films and I am definitely interested in seeing what kind of bigger role he will have in "The Expendables 2" "Captive" sounds interesting and I am interested in seeing how this one progresses and is done. I think the idea of casting someone like Dwayne Johnson is not such a great idea...he was ok as the Cop protagonist in this past summers "Fast 5" see him in another Cop role? Mehhhh....I am thinking someone along the lines of like maybe....a new more relatively Unknown kind of actor or maybe even have an actress in the role? That would be interesting!

  • The only thing they have in common is that they're similar ages, after seeing Harrison's grizzly turn in C&A i can say he'd out act Arnie in his sleep.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    If Harrison Ford isn;t a real actor than neither are Pacino and DeNiro

    by Monolith_Jones

    They fell WAY harder than Ford. I admit I haven't seen You Don't Know Jack yet, but has Pacino tried at all since Donnie Brascoe? That was on the other day and Pacino is absolutely fantastic in that. Flawless performance.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Arnie's barely an actor, he's a personality

    by Monolith_Jones

    A great one, and a great movie star, but not much of an actor.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by KoolerThanJesus

    Considering the new Conan bombed, will we finally be able to get our King Conan movie?

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Re: Conan

    by bre32

    The King Conan project has been dead for years. Even when Avi Lerner considered bringing Arnold back around 2008/09, Lerner wasn't planning to use the old Milius script. Regardless, after the latest box office setback, I doubt any studio will attempt another Conan film for a very long time.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST

    monolith_jones - The Merchant Of Vinice

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Pacino was all kinds of heat on that, as was Jeremy Irons.

  • Sept. 11, 2011, 2:28 a.m. CST

    my Arnold rant

    by LLL

    I'm torn. He's been a part of some really great movies. Terminator 1 and 2, Conan, Predator. He's also done some terrible shit, like uhh... everything else. (for the record... Total Recall deserves remade and I never say that about anything) That being said... My support for Arnold is dead. You can bitch and whine about the Rock, Vin Diesel, etc etc but the 70's gave us some great variety in film and then suddenly that changed. The 80's are when the mindless blockbuster shit started that we all know and hate now (see: Transformers) and as much as nobody wants to admit it... it was Arnold who blew those doors open. Sure, Star Wars was a hit and so were Jaws and other movies before Arnold but those were actually made by talented people. Arnold was the first big name actor to crack the code: It doesn't have to be GOOD in order to make money. It just has to be BIG. He was a BODY BUILDER w/ ZERO acting ability getting A list roles and we ate it up and begged for more. Now we spend all of our time bitching about those things while conveniently giving Arnold a free pass... but face it: We are all to blame for every body builder, WWE wrestler, and rapper who battles aliens, becomes a nanny or tooth fairy, or plays a hitman coming out of retirement for "one last job". Yeah. We can thank Arnold for that. I know it's blasphemy but it's true. Oh, and he and Hulk Hogan are totally neck in neck in the "Which 80's icon can piss away his credibility faster?" race. My support for him is gone.

  • Sept. 11, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    You're getting old, John... You're getting old

    by Bruce of all Trades

  • Sept. 11, 2011, 8 p.m. CST

    The affair was during Batman & Robin

    by Nem_Wan

    Adds a whole new layer to watching him in that.

  • Could Ahnuld have starred in Mosquito Coast or Witness? Fuck no. Case closed.

  • Sept. 11, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Thanks Arnold

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    For helping to destroy California along with the traitotrous Democrats. Your true colors really enlightened what a corporate whore you truly are. The nostalgia is now gone. Give it up and stick a fork in your career.

  • Sept. 12, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Arnold was lost in CA..

    by krylite

    after the unions outvoted his last rounds of public propositions. Then the liberal media machine kept posting how many millions was used to run those popular vote propositions. But the union members (probably every one of your neighbor's neighbor) came out to vote and knocked down all of Arnold's proposed cost cutting. Face it, it wasn't totally Arnold's fault. CA has the largest % of people on the state dole. They can buy second homes and "retire" early and move on to part-time jobs while still collecting unemployment every year for the months there's "no work". That said, Maria's a Kennedy and together with Ted probably kept him leashed in the planet of the apes-leftists. Drove him crazy and drunk into that fugly maid's arms. that said, I want to see a Terminator 5 done right with Cameron back and Arnold. If not Cameron, then Ridley Scott. It would only be fair since Cameron sequeled Alien.

  • Sept. 12, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    borisdoris, you are dumb

    by Bobo_Vision

    That is all.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Ahnold would beat all the cast of GI Joes

    by chien_sale

    fucking pussies and tatum oNeil.