It's so awesome to see Arnold Schwarzenegger back in action! The first trailer for his new film The Last Stand, directed by acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon (I Saw The Devil, The Good, The Bad, The Weird), has been released, and It... Looks... Incredibly Badass!
I wouldn't expect anything less from Jee-woon though, the guy knows how to make extremely cool and entertaining films. The Last Stand looks like it's going to be a fun action-packed thrill ride of greatness. It also stars Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzman, Peter Stormare, and Genesis Rodriguez, who all looks great in the movie.
Here's the synopsis:
After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.
With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive 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 rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.
The movie is scheduled tobe released on January 18th. Watch the trailer below and get excited!