Talks of a sequel and reboot of the 90’s Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis action flick True Lies directed by James Cameron (Avatar) have been discussed for years now but nothing has ever materialized. Now, thanks to a new interview it looks like a series is in the works and headed for Disney+ from Charlies Angel’s director McG.
While speaking with Collider, McG discusses his involvement and excitement on the project.
“So, True Lies at Disney+, which is exciting. I’m writing that one, which is very exciting, because I’m so passionate about that story where you think you know your partner but you don’t.”
He also added that the story has been “largely rebooted,” but that an appearance from Schwarzenegger is always a possibility. “There’s talk of that,” he told the podcast.
We could honestly see the series, if it goes the more ‘adult’ route, ending up on Disney-controlled Hulu, or FX, as Bob Iger and co continually say that not-family-friendly Fox titles will be ushered to those two platforms.
Released in 1994, True Lies centers on a secret spy but thought by his family to be a dull salesman, Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is tracking down nuclear missiles in the possession of Islamic jihadist Aziz (Art Malik). Harry’s mission is complicated when he realizes his neglected wife, Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), is contemplating an affair with Simon (Bill Paxton), a used-car salesman who claims he’s a spy. When Aziz kidnaps Harry and Helen, the secret agent must save the world and patch up his marriage at the same time.