‘Ten’ Gets a Release Date; New Image with Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s next two films are banking on the value of nostalgia, but it’s David Ayer’s Ten that truly shakes up the “Ahnuld formula” and could usher in a second career-wind for the aging screen badass/former governor/Mr. Universe.

Skip Woods’ screenplay takes inspiration from Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery novel “Ten Little Indians” (a.k.a. “And Then There Were None”), a story where ten characters are diabolically knocked off one-by-one by an unknown menace. The former mixes things up by making the victims “an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels” led by seasoned agent John ‘Breacher‘ Wharton (Schwarzenegger).

Open Road Films has settled on a January 24th, 2014 release date for Ten, which is a year after Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand arrives. That decision makes sense, seeing how Arnold’s school of male-pattern badness (a term coined by Sly Stallone) isn’t as bankable nowadays, in our age of superhero movies and effects-laden blockbusters. Not to mention, it takes advantage of moviegoers hungering for something new, after a few months of Oscar-bait releases and prestigious end-of-year fare.

Ten sets the stage for conflict when Wharton and his team rob a powerful cartel’s safe house, under the cover of a high-stakes raid; the crooked ops get away clean, before someone (one of their own? Another enemy?) begins killing them, one at a time. Rounding out the cast are Sam Worthington (Wrath of the Titans), Terrence Howard (Red Tails), Josh Holloway (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike), Mireille Enos (Gangster Squad), Dawn Olivieri (House of Lies), Harold Perrineau (Zero Dark Thirty), Malin Åkerman (Rock of Ages), Max Martini (Pacific Rim) and Olivia Williams as the cutthroat detective investigating the murders.

Check out a new image of Schwarzenegger in Ten:


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No doubt, Ten‘s Arnold looks intimidating with his forearm tattoo, silver stubble and police gear; in general, the brawny man’s appearance improves when he’s not attempting to cover his age (see: his silver locks and goatee in The Tomb). Ayer’s film also has the distinction of being the one upcoming Schwarzenegger action flick not described as an homage, throwback or another euphemism for “movie riding on Arnold’s glory days back in the 1980s and ’90s.”

Ayer and Woods have their share of hits (End of Watch, The A-Team) and misses (Street Kings, Hitman), so a memorable film isn’t exactly guaranteed. Similarly, an embittered and corrupt cop is unexplored character territory for Arnold, but it’s not what you could call a fresh idea; in fact, Ayer’s screenwriting career has thrived on exploiting that stereotype (Training Day, Dark Blue, etc.)

Nonetheless, we’re pleased with how Ten is shaping up… so far. How about you?

Ten (as mentioned before) hits theaters on January 24th, 2014.

Source: Open Road Films

TAGS: Breacher, Ten
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  1. Wow, he really looks old in that picture.

    • It’s amazing how people can look at the same picture and see different things. You must be a teenager, as Arnold does not look “old” in the photo. Compared to what he looked liked in the 1980’s, of course he looks “older”, but I’d wager he could still kick your and my respective behinds. I can’t wait for filming to begin on Conan the Legend. I would anticipate that he will do a little more lifting and bulk himself up a bit more for that.

      • yeah,can’t wait for Arnie to return to Conan ! That’s still so unbelievable !

      • I agree with you 100% and think he looks pretty damn good for his age. I can only hope to look that good when I get to be 65!

        and am also looking forward to the new Conan, something they should have done instead of that atrocious reboot version with Mamoa.

    • Eh 65, now he doesnt look old.

  2. Boy, screenwriters sure are boring when it comes to naming Arnie’s characters. I think every other character is named John. And he’s given a WASP last name that in no way explains why he still speaks with a thick Austrian accent after living in the US for over 40 years now.

  3. Arnold looks great in the shot and has me interested in Ten.
    Embracing his age, which is not old and decidedly middle,
    would be a smart move for Arnold moving forward.

    The older but wiser badass can make up for losing a step by
    outsmarting his opponent and in the end becomes more lethal.

  4. I wonder if he`s gonna say …”Here comes the chawppar! …Get DAOWN !”

    • Damn right!! Good one.

  5. Love how he looks like an actual character in a movie, rather than just Arnie doing Arnie. I also love the idea of him being in a David Ayer movie. But one thing concerns me. It seems Ayer is on a ‘one for them, one for me’ policy. Training Day (them), Dark Blue (me), SWAT (them), Harsh Times (me), Street Kings (them), End of Watch (me), which would lead to the conclusion ‘Ten’ is one for them. Which would be a shame.

    Still, an intriguing team up regardless.

  6. Anyone thinks he looks like a really buffed up Clint Eastwood in this picture?

    • Haha. I don’t know about that. At 82, I believe Clint could still win a stare-down with anybody. Anyway, I know he is also highly regarded and respected by Arnold, so perhaps there is a little imitation going on in this pic.

    • You’re right, he does look like eastwood

  7. “Ayer and Woods have their share of hits (End of Watch, The A-Team) and misses (Street Kings, Hitman)…”

    The A-Team was a hit? Mediocre film at best.

    “Ten”, however, looks like it could be pretty interesting.

  8. Have to credit both Sly and Arnie are keeping busy, being involoved in many projects it seems.

  9. I will hold my breath until I’ve seen The Last Stand to see if it was really worth Arnie coming back to movies, fingers crossed!

  10. I’m really looking forward to this movie. The more I read up on it the more I wonder how many make it out a live. They sure made Arnold out to look like a hard core cop in this film. It’s also nice to see him back into acting, always good to watch our hero on screen.

  11. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! and a Happy New Year, may all be safe this holiday season. We look forward to watching Arnold’s uncoming movie Ten.

  12. I see people are saying Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking too old, he is 65 years old so that could be way. Plus he is acting a role of a charecter that sometimes he plays that person for over a year at a time depends on the filming and if everything go’s right. He is working on his bodybuilding I’m sure. Arnold alway’s stays a step ahead and alway’s has a plan B.

  13. In my mind’s eye this is sorta what I see when I read the jack reacher series…. TC was ok but not reacher to me…

  14. My website is the old Conan. Check it out.

  15. Whoever said Arnie is looking old must be about 12 haha, one of those who think 30 makes you an oap haha. He looking very well for a man that age, furthermore Im impressed a man that age is able to get in such good shape. Very excited as I love old Arnie movies and ‘End of Watch’ was really good, so this should be good. I hope he gives us some classic one liners ‘stick arond’ (in Predator after he stabs a guy to a tree haha) and ‘remember when I said ild kill you last… I lied!’ (In Commando when he drops a guy off a cliff haha).

  16. funny how End of Watch and the A team both sucked