Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
If the two Expendables movies were Arnold Schwarzenegger dipping his toe back into the acting pool, Kim Jee-woon‘s The Last Stand is him taking a cannonball dive back in. The former governor of California soaks in the spotlight as Ray Owens, a small-town sheriff who becomes the last guy standing between a ruthless cartel leader (Eduardo Noriega) and the Mexican border.
This being Arnold, of course that involves heavy-duty weaponry and some cheesy one-liners. The latest (and probably last) trailer earns a red-band rating for some gleeful violence and some naughty words. Watch it after the jump.
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Lots and lots of filmmakers and actors talking about their upcoming films in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump, read quotes about the followin:
- J.J. Abrams gives a brief update of the development of Mission: Impossible 5.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t sure of when Terminator 5 might happen…
- …but seems excited about playing Conan in The Legend of Conan.
- Playmate Crystal McCahill posted some photos from the set of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
- Sorry everyone, William Shatner does not appear in Star Trek Into Darkness.
- A Good Day To Die Hard will get a Dolby Atmos sound mix.
- Actor Rodrigo Santoro talks the story of 300: Rise of an Empire.
- Tom Selleck is still planning on doing Three Men and a Bride.
- John Woo would like to direct a third Expendables film, but has some demands.
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We weren’t going to war, we were going for a ride and the top of the tank seemed like the place to be. When presented with the option of a comfortable seat or the wind sweeping through your hair as a 1950s Austrian tank zipped around the Melody Ranch Studio in California, I preferred to be outside. Unfortunately, when my turn came up, the top of the tank was already full. So I hopped into a little hole in the armored shell, and waiting there to greet me was the massive hand of action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger. Little did I know this seat was right next to the actor, who would soon be driving the tank. I was his co-pilot and it was an experience I’ll never forget.
Schwarzenegger was the biggest star in the world in the late ’80s and early ’90s before riding that fame into politics. He always said he’d be back, though, and now he has returned. His first starring role is Kim Jee-woon‘s The Last Stand, opening January 18. To help raise awareness of the film, Lionsgate invited a small group of journalists to ride in Schwarzenegger’s personal tank. After the jump, read about the tank, see a bunch of photos and even a few videos of the event. Read More »
How does one convince Arnold Schwarzenegger, a 65-year-old man, to reprise the very physical, mostly shirtless role that helped launch his career in the 1980s? That was the question producer/screenwriter Chris Morgan had to answer when pitching the actor his idea for The Legend of Conan. Schwarzenegger had already shown an openness to returning to some of his more trademark roles (Terminator, for example) and has embraced his action superstar status once more, with upcoming films like The Last Stand and The Tomb.
Conan was something different, however. More animal. More open. So what did Morgan say to convince the actor to once again play in the days of high adventure?
Get the answer, and more news about the new chapter in the series, after the jump. Read More »
The final theatrical poster for Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s return to action star status, The Last Stand, has just been revealed and with it comes a big promise. Arnold will be handling a big-ass gun in an image reminiscent of Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
In The Last Stand, the English language debut of Kim-Jee Woon, Schwarzenegger plays a small-town sheriff who is forced to defend his borders against an escaping crime boss. It co-stars Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro, Forest Whitaker, Peter Stormare, Eduardo Noriega, Zach Gilford, Jaimie Alexander and opens January 18. Check out the poster below. Read More »
The first big film in Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s star comeback was The Expendables 2, which expanded on his appearance in The Expendables, but didn’t give Arnie a movie of his own to play with. He takes center stage, however, in The Last Stand, with South Korean director Kim Jee-woon (The Good, the Bad, the Weird; I Saw the Devil) making his English-language debut.
The film casts Arnie as an LA cop sent out to pasture as a small-town sheriff, who ends up being the last guy who can stop a cartel boss intent on fleeing south across the border. One trailer already played up the star’s age and the film’s action. Now a new trailer explains the setup in more detail, and shows off some of the moments in Schwarzenegger’s small-town life before the shit really starts to hit the fan. It also hints at a lot of action and thrills. There better be some payoff with that sword, is all I have to say.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to be everywhere lately. We just saw him in The Expendables 2, and we’ve seen the trailer for The Last Stand, and an image of the actor alongside Sylvester Stallone in The Tomb. Oh, and then there was that little The Legend of Conan news break earlier today.
And now we’ve got the first pic of Arnie in yet another new film: Ten, once called Breacher, from David Ayer (End of Watch). Schwarzenegger appears alongside Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, and Malin Akerman, playing part of an elite drug-busting DEA task force. It’s the most overtly military look for Schwarzenegger in some time; he looks like a pretty serious hardass here. Check out a full pic below. Read More »
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What do you call a reboot when the film in question involves going back to a previous film template? Robert E. Howard‘s long-running character Conan the Barbarian came to screens incarnated by Arnold Schwarzenegger, in one of the actor’s earliest starring gigs. Arnie did two movies, but a year ago the character was rebooted by director Marcus Nispel with Jason Momoa starring.
Conan’s wheel has turned again, however, and Schwarzenegger is stepping back into the role for The Legend of Conan, which is being described as “Conan’s Unforvigen.” Read More »