Set to hit theaters on January 18, 2013, which is the first warning shot this might not be a very good movie, The Last Stand is the second film Arnold Schwarzenegger will be starring in on his comeback tour following The Expendables 2 on August 17.
The Last Stand, directed by Jee-Woon Kim (I Saw the Devil) features Schwarzenegger as lone border sheriff Ray Owens, tasked with stopping an escaped drug dealer from crossing into Mexico. Along with Arnold, the cast features Peter Stormare, Rodrigo Santoro, Zach Gilford, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Genesis Rodriguez and Jaimie Alexander who recently tweeted (via CS) the following poster, which debuted at Comic Con last week.
I’ve included the full synopsis for the film below the poster.
Action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his much-anticipated return to the big screen in Korean director Kim Jee-woon’s hard-hitting US directorial debut, The Last Stand.
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.