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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Predators - Arnie has not been approached

Ah the wonders of on-line news. You never know if it is really true until you see it on the big screen. It doesn't help that people like Michael Bay like to tell the odd little fib about Megatron being dead, then alive, then dead again to keep things muddied up.

The latest piece of setting the record straight is all to do the news from a few days ago that Arnold Schwarzenegger had been approached by people representing Robert Rodriguez to star in Predators.

Harry Knowles over at AICN knows how to reach various people in the film biz. One such person is Robert Rodriguez. Harry asked him straight out about the Arnie rumour and this is what Bobby had to say.
Online news is amazing, much more exciting than real life!

There are so many sites saying that I'm actively pursuing Arnold!

Feels like all i have to do is sit here, and let the websites do the work!

Actually, what probably happened is someone conjured that up because of my 1994 draft, that had Dutch as a main character. And then it probably just built from there.

But no, we're still writing a new script, and although I know Arnold personally and he's the coolest person on the planet, I have not contacted him about this at all at this time.

As promised, I'll keep you posted on such developments since Predator is such a fan favorite.

But then again, he could very well have told someone he'd be into it. Who knows?
Personally, I haven't heard anything. But it's still early in the day.

There you have it. At the moment Arnold is not going to be in the Predators film and has never been approached, but still, wouldn't it be cool if he was. Mind you I wouldn't be surprised if in a couple of days time there is another story about Arnie starring in the film. We shall just have to wait and see.

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