Fans of the world’s greatest bodybuilder / action hero were pumped to share an “Experience with Arnold Schwarzenegger”, a black tie dinner and Q&A event held in Edinburgh today and Birmingham on Thursday, January 21st. There were many highlights throughout the night, including a Terminator entertainer (Stuart of Britain's Got Talent), life- sized Arnold statues, excellent food and a charity auction to bid on Schwarzenegger memorabilia. But the evening's greatest highlight came from Arnold when he shared with us an update to his future in film!
"Conan the Conqueror,” says Arnold, "where I’m sitting on the throne for years and years - decades, and then all of the sudden, the time comes when they want to overthrow me. So that story WILL be told and that movie WILL be done."
“Yes,” confirms Arnold, “as a matter of fact, it (The Legend of Conan) has been written and we are now looking for directors so this is a serious drive (now for Conan).”
"One of the advantages for when you train every day,” begins Arnold, "when you bicycle everyday, when you work out every day is that age is not registering in the body the same with everyone else. Because when you stay in shape, you do turn back the clock. So I feel great and the last few movies that I’ve done, I’ve done many of my own stunts. I did all the physical stuff and it didn’t wipe me out and I have plenty of energy and feel really terrific. So I am absolutely convinced that I can do the Conan movie and do the horseback riding, the sword fights and all the fighting.”
We also heard from Legend of Conan producer Frederick Malmberg:
Yes, Chris Morgan and I are meeting with directors at this moment. Interest is high, many are fans of Conan but we are not rushing. We have a great script and now we need the right director for the job.
“Yes,” confirms Schwarzenegger, “we’ve been working on this now for the last two years, I would say. The idea was to have Danny Devito, myself with Eddie Murphy, be all of a sudden, the other twin - the triplet that we find. It comes out that after our mother dies, the will gets read out loud and it says you get this, and you get this and your OTHER brother gets this. And we are like, 'what, what other brother?' And then we discover that there is something off here. Then we find out about the experiment that was made and there was some black person involved."
“The script is actually done,” says Gad. "Everybody agrees that it's great. We wound up doing 2 drafts. Everybody read the script and loved it, so I hope it sees the light of day at some point. It's there and in great shape."Gad also tells us that Julius & Vincent have grown apart since the last film. “Their lives have changed,” Gad tells TheArnoldFans. “The two of them find themselves at a major crossroads where they've sort of grown apart over the years and what winds up bringing them together is a 3rd brother they never knew they had who could potentially be played by Eddie Murphy."
“It will happen,” says Schwarzenegger.