I’ve always considered True Lies to be Arnold Schwarzenegger last good movie. Let’s see, what came out after that?
Batman & Robin
End of Days
The 6th Day
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
And I think the only movies I’m missing are his cameos in The Rundown, Around the World in 80 days and this past summer’s The Expendables as well as his two family films, Jingle all the Way and Junior. (Also, Terminator 2 3-D: Battle Across Time).
I doubt any of these would go down as a great Arnold movie. In fact, I’m sure the list of great Arnold movies is short…let’s see…
Well, those picks areÂ mostly my opinion anyway and I am welcome to discussion on that, so please bring it on.
I’ve patiently waited for a sequel over the last 16 years…yeah, its been that long. I loved the action and special effects that were mixed with that 90’s style of one liners that I enjoyed. And they’ve had rumors of a sequel for years! I honestly think they’ve been blowing smoke up poor Tom Arnold’s ass this whole time just to keep him relevant (hey, the man made some good money after starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in this movie). Anyway, I am very not happy about the fact that they are making a TV series about this because I don’t think it’ll be as good as the show…
…then again, the last time they made a show out of an Arnold movie they made Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which was amazing and its only fault was that it didn’t bring in the ratings but it had one of the best storylines and writing of any scripted show on TV while it was on.
I miss that show…and I still want the second season on Blu Ray for Christmas (Christmas List 2010).
OK, so now getting to the point, I heard this rumor a few weeks ago and apparently they are moving ahead with its development at ABC.This one comes from comingsoon.net:
James Cameron’s True Lies Series Goes to ABCSource: The Hollywood ReporterSeptember 17, 2010James Cameron’s TV adaptation of his 1994 hit True Lies has landed at ABC.
Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV are producing with Rene Echevarria (“The 4400”) as writer/showrunner and co-executive producer. Cameron will produce the series.
The original film starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Harry Tasker, an everyday man leading a double life as a top-level spy. When he learns that his unknowing wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) is unsatisfied with the banality of their life together and, as a result, is planning on having an affair, Tasker accidentally pulls her into his secret battle against Middle Eastern terrorists.
Cameron has previously developed and produced “Dark Angel,” and also took the director’s chair for the series finale.