Now that the dust is beginning to settle after quite an embarrassing scandal, it looks like action legend Arnold Schwarzenegger is officially back in action! Arnold’s next film will officially be the Jee-woon Kim (THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WIERD, I SAW THE DEVIL) directed action film THE LAST STAND. This will be Kim’s first American release and is sure to kick all kinds of ass if it is anything like his previous Korean films. Take a minute to check out my “Top 5 Korean films you MUST see” article by clicking HERE which includes one of Kim’s awesome films!
After a bit of confusion as to what exactly this movie is about, Lionsgate issued an official press release that included this movie’s synopsis to clarify:
Schwarzenegger will be starring as Sheriff Owens, a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for one of the most daring face offs in cinema history.
THE LAST STAND is said to begin production in September for a likely summer 2013 release date! Good news for all you action buffs (including myself) out there! Welcome back Mr. Schwarzenegger!