The first film out of the gate is Arnold’s Blueprint, from acclaimed directors Michael and Jeff Zimbalist (The Two Escobars). This 10-minute movie focuses on the years before Arnold Schwarzenegger was the “Universe’s Perfect Specimen,” when the young Austrian seized upon an opportunity to use the sport of bodybuilding to catapult himself to international stardom. Barrack escapes, tanks, and borrowed underwear all play key roles. We couldn’t be prouder to be premiering this on Grantland in conjunction with ESPN Films — and hope you enjoy the first of what will be an ongoing short documentary series.
Previously: Here Now, directed by Eric Drath.