Will Arnold Schwarzenegger Be Held ‘Captive?’

The Governator is in talks for a claustrophobic hostage thriller.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to understand that, at the age of 64, his days of leaping from explosion to explosion are probably over. His recently announced projects include The Last Stand, a modern Western about an aging sheriff defending his border town from drug runners, and The Expendables 2, which will probably depict him in a sort of head honcho capacity. Now he's considering starring in Captive, a thriller about an American real estate magnate who's held hostage in an armored truck hidden in a landfill in Brazil. There's a big difference between that story and the "plotline" from Raw Deal, no doubt about it.

Deadline announced that Schwarzenegger is in talks to star in Captive, a film currently without a director. But the screenplay has an interesting pedigree. The script was written by Benjamin A. van der Veen (Che: Part 2) and Kario Salem (The Score), from a story by Nicolai Fuglsig, whose name we won't even try to pronounce. Fuglsig was originally going to direct Captive but now appears to be too busy with that futuristic Robin Hood movie that so bewildered us last month.

Schwarzenegger seems hungry to work and willing to take parts that benefit from his aging, grizzled persona, and we're happy about that. Any upcoming Terminator movies are going to be weird, though.

CraveOnline will return with more Captive news once we're sure you're that kind of audience.