The first time Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up with director James Cameron, it was for the role that defined the future governor’s film career "The Terminator."
Now the two are teaming up on a very different project. The former California governor and Cameron are teaming up with producer Jerry Weintraub and a pair of producers from “60 Minutes” on a new documentary series for Showtime that will focus on the effects of global climate change.
Schwarzenegger, who promoted environmental legislation as governor and signed a bill seeking to limit the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, will serve as executive producer of “Years of Living Dangerously,” set to air next year.
Other celebrities, including Edward Norton, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin and Don Cheadle, will narrate the series, which is expected to include six to eight one-hour episodes, according to a release from Showtime. New York Times columnists Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof will be “reporting from the field,” according to the statement.
“We’ll make it exciting,” said Cameron. “We’ll make it investigative. We’ll bring people the truth. And people are always hungry for the truth.”
Since leaving the governor’s office in January 2011, Schwarzenegger has returned to making action movies and founded a policy institute at USC.
-- Anthony York in Sacramento