UPDATED – See Schwarzenegger And James Cameron’s New Collaboration

Posted by October 27, 2010 Comment

And coming up fast on my blind side, in the shadow of the massive Avatar sequels announcement, comes the unexpected news that Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron have been meeting up and, so it would appear, making plans for… something. But do we know what?

Schwarzenegger’s time in office is coming to a close and in just two months he’s going to have to find something else to do. He’s suggested that he’ll write some books, most likely including an autobiography, and give speeches, but what about a return to acting? This is from Reuters:

It depends … if someone comes with a great script, with a great idea. Will I still have the patience to sit on the set and do a movie for three months or for six months, all of those things? I don’t know.

So, that being said, I’m not sure it’s a starring role in Avatar 2 that’s being talked about when the report says:

In a tantalizing aside, [Schwarzenegger] said he recently met with Terminator and Avatar director James Cameron, and would make some sort of an announcement soon.

Oh, Arnie you big tease.

So maybe it’s just a supporting role. Or maybe he thinks the relatively superquick turnaround of motion-capture scenes would be bearable enough that he’s up for a go?

There are other possibilities, of course, but I’m not going to imagine them for you, but I’ll be sure to pass on the actual announcement when (if?) it comes.

UPDATE: And looking at Schwarzenegger’s Twitter feed it became obvious what was going on. The two of them have collaborated on an ad  for the Stop Dirty Energy campaign against California’s Prop 23. Here it is:

One more twist of the shoehorn and I would have unleashed some dirty energy of my own.

(Last Updated October 28, 2010 2:06 pm )

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