Despite having just left his political position, Arnold Schwarzenegger is already talking about returning to film and tells Austrian publication Krone.at (via TheArnoldFans.com) that he is currently looking at three scripts.
“Currently I’m reading three scripts. One topic/script, which I considered a long time ago before governor, is delighting me particularly. In it I would play an older soldier, who gets the order at the ending of the war to kill a bunch of kids. But he doesn’t do it and get them to safety at the risk of his life and it has all kind of adventure. This script is based on a true story!” he says.
That project he’s referring to is the Randall Wallace-scripted “With Wings As Eagles” which is based on the true life story about a German officer who does not agree with his surrounding Nazi party and instead helps the American POWs escape.
Schwarzenegger goes on to say that age limitations mean he can’t be the man of action he once was anymore – “In the future I have to adapt my roles to my age. Clint Eastwood also has done it in the same way. Extreme fighting or shooting is not possible anymore. I want to be more encouraged as an actor and I believe that I can manage this challenge. I am like a sponge, which is absorbing all the knowledge and always be willing to learn all new things.”