As they reunite again for The Expendables 2 this week, action stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are back at it, as they’ve recently wrapped up filming a new thriller titled The Tomb. As we can see above, the duo occupy a high-security jail, where Stallone plays a security expert who designed prisons…only to be locked inside one he helped create. With the assistance of Schwarzenegger and others, including 50 Cent as a computer expert, they attempt to break out.
Directed by Mikael Håfström (1408, The Rite), my hope this one backs just an ounce more of smarts than the other drab actioners these stars are now known for. With a promising supporting cast of Jim Caviezel, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sam Neill, Vinnie Jones and Amy Ryan, it just might. Check out the still above via Wall Street Journal and for Schwarzenegger fans, come back later this week when the trailer for Kim Ji-woon‘s The Last Stand is unveiled, my personally most-anticipated of his upcoming projects. Also, see the full synopsis below:
Ray Breslin (Stallone) is a structural engineer who is wrongly convicted of a crime. Breslin designed a variety of high tech buildings and was a top structural engineer. After Breslin was wrongly convicted, he was sent to serve his sentence in a maximum security prison of his own design. During his time in prison, Breslin has analyzed every high security prison and gained significant survival skills, but faces his biggest challenge in trying to break out of an ultimate high-tech prison that he himself designed to be escape-proof.
Not only facing the challenge of breaking out of the escape-proof prison, Breslin also has the challenge of battling the ruthless warden Hobbs (Caviezel) and his corrupt guard (Jones). Breslin is assisted in his escape attempt by fellow prisoner Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger). Rottmayer is a wise, soulful and complex inmate who fights with other prisoners to keep their humanity, whilst they are struggling to stay alive. Breslin and Rottmayer will be joined in their escape by a third prisoner that is an expert in computers (50 Cent).
The Tomb arrives in 2013.
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