Arnold Schwarzenegger hints at The Running Man sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 November 2014
Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Running Man

Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Running Man (1987)

Arnold Schwarzenegger has ruled out making a sequel to the 1994 comedy 'Junior' which was critically panned at the time of release, but has revealed a sequel to action film 'The Running Man' is being considered

Arnold Schwarzenegger has ruled out making a sequel to 'Junior'.

The comedy movie - which was critically panned - starred the 67-year-old actor as Dr Alex Hesse, a research geneticist who falls pregnant after taking an unapproved fertility drug, a role which Arnold has promised never to revive.

The former Governor of California said: "There's certain movies that we went a little overboard.

"The fact of the matter is, this is life. You make movies and do things. Some of the stuff is successful, and some stuff go down the toilet."

The father-of-five added that he was expecting the movie - which also starred Danny DeVito and Emma Thompson - to be much better than it actually was when it was released in 1994.

He said: "I've had great successes and a lot of things that went in the toilet and failed. There's no science to the whole thing.

"You read scripts and think it's a great idea, and then when you see it and realise that it's not quite how you envisaged it, you move on."

However, Schwarzenegger - who will reprise his Terminator character in 2015 in 'Terminator: Genisys' - confirmed there will be a 'Twins' sequel, entitled 'Triplets', and also revealed a sequel to futuristic action flick 'The Running Man' is in the pipeline.

During a Q&A in London on Friday evening (14.11.14), he explained: "They're doing a 'Twins' sequel, to be called 'Triplets'. I've read the first draft. There's rumblings of a new 'Running Man' movie, so it's a great honour to be asked back."

The Running Man

  • 5 stars
  • 1987
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser
  • Written by: Stephen King, Steven E. de Souza
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto
  • UK release: 21 October 1988

When Ben Richards (Schwarzenegger) is sent to prison for a massacre he didn't commit, his only way out is though TV show The Running Man, where convicted criminals are allowed to run for freedom but must escape the deadly stalkers waiting to execute them.

Junior

  • 2 stars
  • 1994
  • UK
  • 1h 49min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ivan Reitman
  • Written by: Kevin Wade, Chris Conrad
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson

An experimental drug allows Schwarzenegger (who plays a scientist?) to get preggers, leaving his wife (Thomson) to attend to all the fatherly duties and his doctor (played by DeVito?) to deal with the medical fallout.

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