Running Man sequel

Since his return to the screen, Arnold Schwarzenegger has dabbled not only in new projects, but in films that return the actor to well-known roles from his past. There’s Terminator: Genisys, of course, in which Schwarzenegger steps back into the metal skeleton of the T-800. And there are possible returns to Twins and Conan, as well. Now the actor says there’s a potential Running Man sequel in the offing — that would be a return to the comic/dystopian world of the 1987 adaptation of Stephen King’s early novel of the same title.

Digital Spy reports that Schwarzenegger commented on a potential Running Man sequel while doing a Q&A in England this past weekend.

It’s an honor to be asked back after all these years, back to the franchise. This is really wild… 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 honor to be asked back… [Getting in shape for these sequels] comes back to bodybuilding, I’m used to doing cardiovascular training every day. Therefore I’m still in good shape, and I can do the action and have the energy to do these movies.

The depressing future of the original Running Man film is actually set around 2018, so we don’t know what sort of sequel idea would really bring this story back to life. But Matt Singer at ScreenCrush has a pretty good idea: that this new Running Man could be a remake, with Schwarzenegger in the role originated by game show host Richard Dawson. Regardless, this sounds like an early plan at best, but I’d pay to see Schwarzenegger in a tux, screaming at death-row competitors who are running for their lives.

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