As a child of the 1980s, I don't think I'll ever get used to seeing Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger share the screen together. When I was a teenager, I remember imagining all sorts of film scenarios that would bring these two together. Opening myself for embarrassment here, but I remember having an idea for a World War II movie where Stallone was an Army sergeant in the European theater after D-Day and Schwarzenegger was a German officer in the same area, and the two were racing against time and against each other to capture alien artifacts that somehow landed in France that would turn the tide of the war. Yeah, my mind works like that.
Anyway, I love that these two are in THE TOMB, which sounds a bit TANGO AND CASH, a bit LOCK UP - Stallone plays a man wrongly convicted of a crime who is thrown into a prison that he designed to be escape-proof. Schwarzenegger plays a prisoner there who helps the other prisoners keep their sanity in this brutal environment, while Jim Caviezel is the vicious warden over them both. We all know Caviezel can take a beating but with Vinnie Jones as his sidekick/guard, will we see a three-way fight between Jones, Schwarzenegger, and Stallone? Okay, I'm hyped for THE TOMB now, even though Mikael Håfström doesn't have the best track record.
Alright, enough jibber-jabber. Here's this first look at THE TOMB, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal:
THE TOMB also stars Vincent D'Onofrio, 50 Cent, Sam Neill, and Amy Ryan. THE TOMB opens next year.