Arnold Schwarzenegger and David Ayer? The guy who did “Commando” and the guy who wrote/directed gritty L.A. cop movies like “Training Day”, “Harsh Times”, and the upcoming “End of Watch”? Now this is a rather novel partnership.
The two men are teaming up on a new action movie called “Ten”, from screenwriter Skip Woods (“Swordfish”). The project originally had Bruce Willis attached to star back in 2010. Willis and Schwarzenegger, by the way, are teaming up for the explosives-heavy “The Expendables 2″. Ayer will also be replacing Frenchman Patrick Alessandrin, who was previously attached to direct.
In “Ten”, an elite DEA task force deals with the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.
“I am really excited about this project and the team that’s come together,” said Schwarzenegger. “David Ayer is incredibly talented and exactly what I want for a story this compelling.”
Ayer stated, “This is going to be an amazing role for Arnold. Reality is the watchword of this project and an exciting cast is in the works. I couldn’t be more excited as a filmmaker to work with one of my longtime heroes.”
Ayer’s “End of Watch”, meanwhile is due out later this year on September 28. Check out the ball-busting gritty trailer for it below: