ByCraig Whyel, writer at
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Craig Whyel

Arnold Schwarzenegger, on the heels of his critically-acclaimed performance in the zombie drama, Maggie, is set to make another independent feature film.

Though revenge-themed, it is not an action film. It is, instead a character-driven tale about a man whose wife and child die in a plane crash that was due to an air traffic controller’s error.

The husband/father goes after the vilified controller.

The broke the news of Arnold’s involvement, citing an undisclosed source.

Written by Javier Gullon, 478 will be produced by Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures.

A director for the film has yet to be named.

Once the proverbial cart-before-the-horse issues are straightened out, it is hoped that 478 will go into production this fall.

Maggie showcased a different Schwarzenegger role.
Maggie showcased a different Schwarzenegger role.

Arnold, while doing promotional interviews this spring for Maggie, told The Statesmen that he would like to work with Darren Aronofsky:

“He’s a director who’s very talented; who I’d love to work with and we may find something.”

That certainly didn’t take long.

Also coming up for the former California governor are Triplets and The Legend of Conan.

Chris Morgan, one of the producers for The Legend of Conan, in a recent interview with, called the new film “a sequel” to Conan the Barbarian, which starred Schwarzenegger over thirty years ago.

Fredrik Malmberg, the other producer for The Legend of Conan, said that they hope to begin production in the fall.

Arnold echoed Malmberg’s sentiments and told Entertainment Weekly recently that he is awaiting final rewrites of the screenplay.

Meanwhile, Triplets is supposedly a long-talked about sequel to Twins, the comedy starring Arnold and Danny DeVito.

Actor/writer Josh Gad, one of two scribes attached to Triplets, recently mentioned, in a Reddit Q&A, that two drafts of the script have been completed for Universal Pictures.

The new story catches up with the siblings who, years later, find out that a third brother exists and he would be played by Eddie Murphy.

Mr. Murphy to round out Triplets.
Mr. Murphy to round out Triplets.

I’m very interested to see how this would play out because Mr. Murphy is sixteen years younger than Mr. DeVito and thirteen years younger than Mr. Schwarzenegger.

Logistically speaking, it would make for the world’s longest labor pains for their mother.

Looks like some heavy suspension of disbelief will be in order.

So while much of the plans for Arnold’s upcoming films are in the early stages, once plans come together, expect him to be very, very busy.


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