Earlier today, the central The Tomb role that had Arnold Schwarzenegger's name circling around it for a while was given to Sylvester Stallone. But Schwarzenegger will never be hard pressed for roles as long as he wants them. He will be starring in a film called Black Sands, which explores a Southwestern warfare between a "lone wolf" type and a crooked arms dealing organization.
Schwarzenegger will play the central hero who takes on the weapons manufacturers. Considering the star and the premise, I think we can assume that there will be very few moments in this movie that are not enrapt in gunfire, explosions, and vein-bulging. Directing are Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, who are also helming the upcoming Navy SEALs action thriller, Act of Valor. The script comes from a devoted genre writer/three time winner of the Los Angeles' Best Name of the Year Awards, Skip Woods, who has written The A-Team, Wolverine and Swordfish. He will also be writing the developing A Good Day to Die Hard.
Production on Black Sands will begin on April 1, 2012...which makes me think that this whole thing might not be real at all.
Yahoo! Movies today debuted a new trailer for the upcoming Relativity Media release Act of Valor. Directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, the film stars real-life Navy SEALS and purports to be inspired by actual SEAL missions:
Act of Valor opens February 17, 2012.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
Joel Edgerton is currently attached to play a Navy SEAL in Kathryn Bigelow's long-gestating bin Laden assassination flick. Click on the image below to view our photo gallery of the Warrior star: