Arnold Schwarzenegger Negotiating to Once Again Hold the Hollywood Box Office ‘Captive’

Let’s face it. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the greatest actor of this generation. There were some dark days for moviemaking when he took that foray into politics in order to save California from itself, but it’s starting to appear like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. After a little hiccup involving impregnating the help, it’s looking like Arnie’s comeback to acting is going full speed ahead.

His first foray back into the world of kicking ass and taking names will see him playing an aging law man in the upcoming Last Stand. Also, all of those rumors that he would have an extended role in The Expendables 2 have now been confirmed as true. That’s more Schwarzenegger than you can shake a stick at already, but Deadline Freistadt is reporting that things might be getting even more Schwarzeneggery real soon.

Apparently the pinnacle of human perfection is now negotiating to star in a film called Captive, which would see Arnie playing an American real estate magnate living in Brazil who gets kidnapped and held for ransom. This one is being described as an action thriller, so I can only guess that things don’t go so well for the kidnappers once they get Schwarzenegger in their hideout. I’m picturing him ripping off their limbs and using them as clubs. Now I’m picturing him ripping off their genitals and shoving them down their throats. Probably he says something clever after doing it, but I don’t know what; that’s why they pay him the big bucks.

Captive’s script was written by Benjamin van der Deen and Kario Salem, from a story by Nicolai Fugslig, but that doesn’t really mean much, because as far as I can tell none of them have really done anything notable as writers. Whether or not this one lands a director and gets made will probably come down to whether Schwarzenegger attaches himself to it or not. Personally, I vote yes. I need more skull cracking and one-liners in my life.

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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