Our first teaser gave us a hint at the action, but now it’s time for the full taste. Although most won’t be going into Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s action lead return, The Last Stand, with major hopes in terms of plot, this full-length trailer does its best to give us the details.
Coming from The Good, The Bad, The Weird and I Saw the Devil director Kim Ji-woon, his Hollywood debut certainly looks like your basic good vs. evil story with basic comparisons to Die Hard and High Noon warranted. I just hope the generic story of a small town Sheriff protecting his land from criminals gives us just enough to chew on in between Ji-woon’s top-notch action beats. Check it out below.
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.
Also starring Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzman, Peter Stormare and Genesis Rodriguez, The Last Stand arrives on January 18th, 2013.
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