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Schwarzenegger: Terminator will age

Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed he will play an ageing robot in Terminator: Genesis.

The 66-year-old actor is to reprise his role as the T-800 model of fighting machine in the fifth instalment of the Terminator franchise that launched him to fame in 1984.

Arnold revealed to MTV that the time travelling action movie will feature a younger model of the T-800.

He went on: "The way that the character is written, it's a machine underneath. It's this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator's flesh ages, just like any other human being's flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages."

Arnie last played the T-800 model in 2003's Terminator: Rise of the Machines, and though a CGI version of his character appeared in 2009's Terminator Salvation, he was too busy working as Governor of California to appear in that film himself.

Terminator: Genesis is being directed by Alan Taylor and is due to begin production this April, for a cinematic release in July 2015. The rest of the cats will include Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and J.K. Simmons.

Arnie confessed: "It will be challenging because it will be a new director, and it will be a really action packed movie.

"And sometimes it does get more difficult when you're 66 years old and doing this kind of action, versus when you're in your 30s or in your 40s."

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