Arnold Schwarzenegger Turned Down A Role In The Predator Reboot Because The Script Is Rubbish

"I didn't like it, whatever they offered."

Arnold Schwarzenegger won't be back (sorry) for Shane Black's upcoming Predator franchise revival.

The actor has revealed he's read the screenplay for the upcoming reboot of the sci-fi horror series, but wasn't impressed and subsequently turned down an offer to appear in The Predator.

"They asked me, and I read it, and I didn't like it - whatever they offered," Schwarzenegger told Yahoo! Movies.

"So I'm not going to do that, no. Except if there's a chance that they rewrite it, or make it a more significant role. But the way it is now, no, I won't do that."

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The 61-year-old star played Dutch Schaefer in the 1987 original, the lone human survivor of a predator attack, who goes on to defeat the predator in mortal combat.

It's not known whether Schwarzenegger would be reprising his role - arguably his most famous to date - or providing a cameo appearance in the forthcoming remake.

The Predator takes place after the first two films, but before 2010's Predators - which features Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne and Topher Grace under threat from a deadly alien race.

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The latest sci-fi action adventure - which began filming in February and is set for release next year - stars Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, Room's Jacob Tremblay, and Jake Busey.

Busey's father Gary Busey starred in the original's sequel - 1990's Predator 2 - playing a secret government agent trying to capture alien life form for military purposes.

Schwarzenegger currently stars opposite Scoot McNairy in Aftermath - a drama based on the true story of the tragic Überlingen mid-air collision in 2002.