Let’s face it, Arnold Schwarzenegger is never going to stop doing action movies, nor should he. But after attempts to return to the genre have fallen a little flat (see Terminator Genisys, The Expendables 3, and Sabotage), he’s getting back to a genre he practically invented: action comedy.
The former governor of California plays the titular character in the upcoming Killing Gunther. Here’s the plot, courtesy of imdb.com: “A group of eccentric assassins are fed up with Gunther, the world’s greatest hit-man and decide to kill him but their plan turns into a series of bungled encounters as Gunther seems to always be one step ahead.”
It seems there will be a lot of zany characters, a lot of Arnold in weird costumes and haircuts, and a lot of big guns.
In the brief trailer above, we see a whole shipping container made into a gun room, and a quick shot of an Heckler & Koch G36 in one configuration or another.
We then see Arnold doing some long-range work on a boat with an Heckler & Koch PSG1 sniper rifle.
We also see Sanaa (Hannah Simone) with a bolt-action .50 BMG rifle of some kind, possibly a Chinese Amr2 sniper rifle.
Blake (Taran Killam) is seen a few times with a pistol that could either be a Beretta 92FS Inox, or a Taurus PT92 with a stainless finish.
It also looks like we’re going to get treated to Arnold dropping some of his more famous lines from action-movies past.
A couple stills from the movie also show Arnold holding either a KG-9 or an Intratec TEC-9 submachine gun.
“They’re going to get terminated, that I can tell you.”
And at the close of the trailer, while beating down one of the hitmen sent after him, Gunther punctuates the blows by saying, “Go ahead, kill me, I’m here! Kill me!” from Predator.
The poster is also a throwback design features a bunch of guns, including three M4s, an AR-15 SBR, an MP5, two FN FiveSeven pistols, an AUG A3, and an MM1 grenade launcher, plus some dynamite for good measure.
Killing Gunther hits theaters later this year.