“I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I’m very hungry.”
One of the quintessential action movies of the 80’s, “Commando” basically involved Arnold Schwarzenegger dropping one-liners every minute, and single-handedly decimating the entire military force of a small Central American island nation in his quest to rescue his kidnapped daughter and kill the Australian madman in a fishnet vest who took her.
Now producer John Davis tells Collider that “Training Day” writer/director David Ayer has penned a script for a remake and wants to direct it. Davis says:
“We have a really great script. You know, I don’t know if it really makes sense to call it Commando. Maybe it does or maybe doesn’t. It is the reboot of it and all of that stuff. It is David Ayer, who did Training Day. He wrote it and wants to direct it. It is there and it is a brilliant script. It is just waiting for the right moment for the studio to want to make it and finding the right actor… Right now the script that is written is a hard R.”
What this new incarnation will look like is anyone’s guess. Even for its time “Commando” was gloriously over the top and cartoonish. Would Ayer’s version opt for a completely different and more serious tone? Would anyone want to see a “Commando” without the silliness?