Acteur Arnold Schwarzenegger weet ons een en ander te vertellen over twee van zijn toekomstige films. De Oostenrijkse acteur liet zich uit over de door Universal Pictures geplande sequels The Legend of Conan en Triplets.
Schwarzenegger laat onder meer weten dat Universal hard werkt aan de sequel op Conan the Barbarian (1982): “Let me just say that a lot of it has to do with timing. That’s what show business and politics have in common. It’s a lot of it is timing, and I think that I would’ve chosen to do Conan already if it would’ve been ready, but the Universal studio just bought the rights to Conan, they have an executive over there that happens to be a big believer in bringing back that character, and Universal was the first one to do the movie with Dino DeLaurentiis, and now they want to be back and do a bunch of Conan movies, but do it high-quality, not as a B-movie, to do it high-quality like the first one was John Milius directed and Dino DeLaurentiis produced and Universal has presented. So they want to go back to that. So that will be ready by sometime this year.”
Ook laat hij e.e.a. kwijt over de Twins (1988) sequel Triplets, waarin Schwarzenegger naast Danny DeVito ook Eddie Murphy als broer krijgt: “The same is also true with Triplets, a sequel to Twins. I have been trying to get Universal Studios to do that for ten years, and the studio executives that were there up until recently did not see the value, but now the new leadership sees the value and says, ‘This is a brilliant idea, why haven’t they done it? We want to do that.’ And so they hire the writers and they are full-blast ahead. And that’s a movie that we will be doing. So it depends on the timing. Sometimes there’s projects that are not available and then other times they are. But I would say in general you always kind of make decisions based on what movie would be interesting for people to see, what is it that the audience out there wants to see me do. And based on that you make decisions.”
Wanneer Triplets moet verschijnen is niet bekend. Vooralsnog lijkt The Legend of Conan in 2014 uit te moeten komen.