I’m not quite sure what kind of Australian brand of voodoo Sam Worthington uses (Chickens. It always involves chickens) but the man just keeps landing major roles. He’s been a cyborg who thinks he’s a man, a crippled soldier/giant warrior Smurf, a man on a ledge (literally) and a demigod with some Uncle and Grandfather issues. And in that first role, he even had a run-in with a CGI version of a certain legendary Terminator.
But now, that meeting is happening for real, as Worthington is looking to join Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new action movie, Ten.
Variety is reporting that Worthington is in the process of finalizing his role, and will be joining Arnie as DEA agents who are part of a special task force put together to go after the deadliest drug cartels in the world. The task force decide to turn one of the raids on a cartel safe house into an elaborate theft operation. They think they’ve managed to get away clean with millions in drug money, until somebody starts killing them off one by one.
The film will directed by David Ayer who wrote Denzel Washinton’s Academy Award winning Training Day, and also directed the underrated gritty Keanu Reeves crime drama Street Kings. Unfortunately though (and this really is a big “unfortunately”), Ayer won’t be on script duties though, as the screenplay was turned in by Skip Woods who – besides for having a really silly name – has a spotty record. His Thursday was quite amazing (although a lot of that could have been Thomas Jane), and he had a few clever and cool moments in Swordfish and The A-Team. But then he’s also responsible for the train wreck of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, so you’re not quite sure what level of screenplay you’ll be getting.
Last Updated: July 24, 2012