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.