Ten is based on an original screenplay penned by Skip Woods, who also wrote another upcoming action movie featuring an icon of the over-50 crowd (Die Hard 5). Open Road Films, as headed by CEO Tom Ortenberg, is backing the production – which also has David Ayer attached to direct.
Working behind the scenes on Ten are folk like producing powerhouse duo Joe Roth and Palak Patel (Snow White and the Hunstman), along with District 9 executive producers Bill Block and Paul Hanson. The latter pair is also backing the impending Schwarzenegger vehicle titled Black Sands (or is it The Unknown Soldier?), from Act of Valor duo Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh. (Woods also worked on the script.)
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.”
“We are thrilled to be working with a world class movie-star like Arnold Schwarzenegger and to continue to be in business with the extraordinarily talented David Ayer,” stated Ortenberg. “And we could not be more pleased to be doing another picture with our friend and partner Bill Block.”
Block stated, “We’ve put together a real dream team on ‘Ten.’ Arnold has been a longtime friend and bringing him together with a provocative filmmaker like David Ayer as well as Tom Ortenberg and his talented team at Open Road is a win for all of us.”http://screenrant.com/arnold-schwarzenegger-ten-movie-david-ayer-sandy-169950/