I'm looking forward to seeing Arnold Schwarzengger back on the big screen shooting big ass guns and kicking ass! This is our first look at the actor in Kim Jee-Woon's (The Good the Bad the Weird, I Saw the Devil) The Last Stand. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura says, "It's awesome to see him back in action."
Schwarzenegger stars 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 the 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.
According to Schwarzenegger, the sheriff "hasn't had to flex his muscles in a while. So when the gangsters come to town, it's a big test." Di Bonaventura goes on to talk about his age and how it relates to the character in the movie,
When he leaps and tackles someone, it's not simple to get back up. You see a new side of him. You're rooting for him more because he's more like us. And he gets up and keeps on going. When he needs to be Arnold, he's Arnold. He doesn't feel indestructible.
The film also stars Luis Guzman, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Zach Gilford, Forest Whitaker, Rodrigo Santoro, Eduardo Noriega, Peter Stormare, Harry Dean Stanton, and Genesis Rodriguez.
The movie hits theaters on January 18th 2013, and I'm excited about seeing how it turns out! What do you think of Schwarzenegger's look?