One European buyer said: “I was hoping he’d be back with an action series or another film — that’s what the market wants, but a cartoon? That’s a hard sell, especially since it’s not even in 3D.”
Claude Schmit, head of Super RTL (Europe’s top children’s channel), had this to say about what she saw of “The Governator”: “It was action, action, action and nothing we haven’t seen before, it looked like a lot of stuff out there at the moment. Lego, Hasbro, Playmobile — they’re all producing cartoon series now, and all of them are very action-heavy. There’s a bit of a glut of this stuff. We want to see scripts before we commit, they said it was going to be funny and family-friendly, but that’s not what they showed.”
Stan Lee, the comic book legend who helped create characters such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men will help write the scripts for the series. Tata is bankrolling the production.
One American sales executive had this to say about “The Governator”: “They’ll get it made, no doubt, but will they be able to sell it? This has been an amazing marketing blitz. This project has been reported more widely than any series I’ve ever seen. But they’ve set the bar very high. Now they have to deliver.”
Assuming it gets picked up, “The Governator” will premiere on television next year with a 3D movie hitting the silver screen in 2013.
“The Governator” isn’t the only project Schwarzenegger is working on though. According to /Film, Schwarzenegger is also eyeing a live action film entitled “The Last Stand”. “The Last Stand” is a Jee-Woon Kim thriller about ”a lone border sheriff tasked with stopping an escaped drug dealer from crossing into Mexico in a super car.” Schwarzenegger would play the sheriff. The Hollywood Reporter has since confirmed /Film’s scoop. “The Last Stand” is being developed at Lionsgate and may start filming as early as August.
Schwarzenegger has also been offered sequels to “The Running Man” and “Terminator” but it seems like those aren’t a priority to Arnie. There is also a war film that Schwarzenegger seems interested in making soon.
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