Discounting the ensemble nature of the personally dreaded sequel to The Expendables, I’m regarding another film as Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s true return to the action genre as leading man. The Terminator star is lining up project after project, but his most-anticipated in my book is the English-language debut of the insanely talented Kim Ji-woon (The Good, the Bad, the Weird, I Saw the Devil, A Tale of Two Sisters). The Last Stand also features Forest Whitaker, Luis Guzman, Johnny Knoxville, Genesis Rodriguez, Zach Gilford, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, Eduardo Noriega, Peter Stormare and the great Harry Dean Stanton, but we’ve got our first official look at Arnie today.
USA Today provides the still below, in the film that is said to be a cross between Die Hard and High Noon. Our lead plays former LA policeman who now looks over a small border town Summerton Junction as Sheriff Ray Owens. When gangsters come to take over, things get crazy. Schwarzenegger even admitted, “it felt amazing to be back jumping off buildings, seeing huge explosions, getting in car chases and throwing punches.” We’ve seen many foreign directors stumble when it comes to their Hollywood debuts, so I hope Ji-woon can recreate the same magic in his previous films here. Check out the photo below.
The Last Stand arrives on January 18th, 2013.
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