Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the big screen with action thriller ‘Breakout’: report
Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly back on the big screen after a four-year hiatus, with action thriller Breakout. Scott Waugh (The Expendables 4) is attached to direct the film, marking the star’s first “big budget project” since 2019’s Terminator: Dark Fate. Slated to begin filming in Eastern Europe this year, Breakout sees Schwarzenegger in the lead role of Terry Reynolds, who is forced to attempt a daring escape when his son is framed and sentenced to 25 years in a maximum-security prison in a foreign land. Richard D’Ovidio (The Last Frontier) wrote the screenplay, based on a story he co-created with Nicole D’Ovidio.
“We are proud to be on board to bring Scott’s vision to life with the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead. It is the ideal solution for Anton’s slate to continue delivering high-quality entertainment at scale to the global market,” said Sebastien Raybaud, CEO of Anton (production company) in a prepared statement ( through Deadline). Schwarzenegger previously stepped away from comedy to pursue a political career — even as Governor of California — before returning with The Expendables film franchise, as a main cast member. Sadly, he won’t be seen in the upcoming The Expendables 4, despite collaborating with its director on the aforementioned escape.
Production company Anton will present plans for Breakout at the Marché du Film (Cannes Film Market), which will be held in tandem with the Cannes Film Festival in May. Currently, there’s no word on the production budget, although Deadline mentions that Off the Pier Productions, Cindy Cowan Entertainment and Almost Never Films are helping develop the project – the latter recently produced the indie horror film. Barbarian
Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger is gearing up for his television debut as a lead actor with Netflix’s Fubar, an action-comedy series through his spy comedy True Lies. The eight-episode series is slated for release on May 25 and follows a CIA agent, who has just learned that his daughter Emma (Monica Barbaro) has also been living undercover as an agent for years, leading to a high stakes father. daughter conflict that has global and family complications. Nick Santora (The Sopranos) is the creator and showrunner of the same.
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