Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Have His Revenge in ‘478’
Arnold Schwarzenegger has just chosen his follow-up to Terminator Genisys, and it sounds like a great one: the actor-turned-Governor-turned-actor will star in the new revenge drama 478, scripted by the writer of Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy. This will not be your average revenge film, but then again, Schwarzenegger isn’t your average star.
Schwarzenegger recently appeared in the zombie drama Maggie, which marked a very different turn for the action superstar, giving him a chance to show off a quieter, more dramatic side. It looks like that little film wasn’t much of a fluke, as Deadline reports that Schwarzenegger’s next film will also be a bit different than what we’ve come to expect.
478 was written by Javier Gullon, the screenwriter who adapted Jose Saramago’s novel The Double for Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, in which Jake Gyllenhaal played a man who discovers his doppelgänger and embarks on a very dark journey.
Gullon’s latest is an original screenplay which centers on a man (Schwarzenegger) who tragically loses his wife and daughter in a plane crash. The air traffic controller responsible for inciting the crash is punished for the mistake and placed in protective custody, but that’s not enough for Schwarzenegger’s character, whose grief has him seeking revenge.
478 is still an action film, but one that is much more dramatic and subdued than Schwarzenegger’s typical outings. To add a little extra allure, the project is being produced by Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa banner. It’s probably the closest we’ll get to seeing Schwarzenegger appear in an Aronofsky film.