When Arnold Schwarzenegger left politics and announced his return to Hollywood, it was like 50 years of Christmases all bunched together for Tinseltown. Heavily entrenched in the remake/reboot/torch-passing mode, there's nothing quite like the added oomph of a popular action star returning to the screen to help reinvigorate his past projects.

Arnie confirmed as much two weeks ago, when he explained that he was being courted for roughly 15 different films, including obvious remakes of 'The Terminator,' 'Predator' and 'The Running Man.' But there's one more he didn't mention by name: 'True Lies.' A potential sequel to the '90s film has been worked on for years, but now co-star Tom Arnold says it's "literally" a reality that 'True Lies 2' will happen.
In an interview with MovieWeb, Arnold (as in Tom, not Schwarzenegger -- oh, the confusion!) said:

"We [Arnold and Schwarzenegger] have both read the script. There is a script that James Cameron and a guy named Jeff Eastin, who created the TV show 'White Collar,' wrote. It is really great. Jim can't direct it. But he can produce it. We hope it gets done. We have a few fun things we want to do. I am supposed to remain cool about this. For me, it would be a lot of fun to work with the guys again."

If the hubbub around 'Arrested Development' and 'Ghostbusters' has taught us anything, it's that one actor's wishes or comments can make speculation erupt when it isn't warranted. That said, the two actors are friends, and one of Schwarzenegger's only in-office acting roles was a cameo in Arnold's 'The Kid & I.' Furthermore, mixing action with more comedy is certainly in the vein of what he's looking for, as he's previously said, "Extreme fighting and shooting isn't possible for me anymore. In the future I'll need to pick my roles according to my age." It also makes more sense than something like, say, 'Terminator,' which has been bashed into the ground repeatedly over the last handful of years.

Is it time for 'True Lies 2'? At the very least, it could give the ever-awesome Jamie Lee Curtis something a bit more appealing than her recent fare.
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