Shadowhunters star lands lead role in unexpected reboot of Arnold Schwarzenegger hit

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Shadowhunters star Dominic Sherwood has been cast in a reboot of Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1996 action hit Eraser.

According to Deadline, the film, which has been titled Eraser: Reborn, was shot "under-the-radar this summer" and is currently in post-production.

Photo credit: Freeform - ABC
Photo credit: Freeform - ABC

Eraser follows US Marshal Mason Pollard, who specialises in faking deaths for people who need to leave no evidence that they ever existed.

Alongside Sherwood, it also stars his fellow Shadowhunters star Jacky Lai, Ozark's McKinley Belcher III, and Animal Kingdom's Eddie Ramos.

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Photo credit: Rodin Eckenroth - Getty Images

Deep Blue Sea's John Pogue is directing, while The Last of the Mohicans and First Knight's Hunt Lowry will produce with Deep Blue Sea 3's Patty Reed.

The 1996 film starred Schwarzenegger as 'eraser' John Kruger, who becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons, putting him into conflict with his former allies.

It was directed by Chuck Russell, and also starred Vanessa Williams and James Caan. Eraser was a big hit at the box office, grossing over $240 million against an estimated budget of $100 million.

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Photo credit: Sam Tabone/WireImage - Getty Images

And while the critics weren't very positive, it did receive an Oscar nomination for Best Sound Effects Editing.

Deadline adds that the reboot has been made for Warner Bros Home Entertainment (but not for HBO Max) for a probable release in spring 2022.

Meanwhile, in other Arnie news, earlier this year Schwarzenegger's son-in-law Chris Pratt
revealed why he won't be caught doing an impression of the action star.

After an interviewer did his best Schwarzenegger impersonation for Pratt, the actor said: "You won't catch me saying that on camera because I'm going to see him for dinner on Sunday and if he says, 'Hey, I saw the interview where you did an impression of me,' that might not work so well."

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