Seems it's fallen to me to post Arnold Schwarzenegger news this week, and that's fine by me. We may differ politically, but I'll never not see a Schwarzenegger movie. He's one of the most iconic actors of my youth.
And THE LAST STAND sounds terrific - not only is it Schwarzenegger's first starring film since he left the governorship of California, it's directed by Kim Jee-Woon, who directed the utterly fantastic I SAW THE DEVIL. If he can bring those skills to this movie, I have a feeling that Arnie's return will be triumphant indeed.
So, here's the new poster, and while it doesn't show much, I think it kicks open the door and lets us all know that Arnold is back (yeah, yeah). I'm really excited to see this one next year (click to embiggen, and I do mean embiggen):
And here's the synopsis:
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.