Schwarzenegger to Revive “Terminator” Role

Done grappling with California’s budget problems, Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly setting his sights on reviving his iconic role as the Terminator.

Deadline.com is reporting that the 63-year-old former California governor is interested to reprise the role that made him a household name. According to the report, Schwarzenegger is attached to a project that is currently being shopped around Hollywood. The project, if it pushes through, will see Schwarzenegger play the cyborg role anew in what would be the fifth installment of the “Terminator” franchise started by James Cameron in 1984. The last film in the franchise, 2009’s “Terminator Salvation” stunk with critics but earned a worldwide gross of more than $371 million from a $200-million budget.

Director Justin Lin of the recent box-office success “Fast Five,” the fifth installment in the “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, is reportedly a shoo-in to helm the film. Among the major studios who are considering a bid for the package’s rights are Universal, Sony, Lionsgate, and CBS Films.