Arnold Schwarzenegger May Be Back With ‘The Last Stand’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 13th, 2013 at 10:24 pm,

When Arnold Schwarzenegger officially confirmed his return to acting, The Governator cartoon series wasn’t exactly what anyone was expecting to be announced as his first project. The former bodybuilder (and ex-politician) fortunately plans to get back to doing live-action fare as well, and early word is that he’s selected his comeback vehicle: Ji-Woon Kim’s The Last Stand.

Liam Neeson was set to star in Kim’s English-language debut for a while, but the director revealed that’s no longer be the case just over a month ago. I suppose if you have to replace the star of Taken in your action movie, who better than the star of Predator, The Terminator, True Lies, etc., etc.?

The Last Stand is part thriller, part modern-day western about a U.S. sheriff who maintains order around the U.S.-Mexico border. Life takes a turn for the exciting when an escaped drug dealer gets ahold of a “super car” and attempts to escape justice by crossing over into Mexico – and only the sheriff can stop him.

/Film and Movieweb are both reporting that while Schwarzenegger hasn’t finalized a deal to appear in The Last Stand just yet, it could become officially set in the near future. If it doesn’t… hey, at least we still have The Governator, right? icon razz Arnold Schwarzenegger May Be Back With The Last Stand

When Kim spoke about his English-language debut before, he had the following to say:

“My concept for ‘The Last Stand’ is that it’s kind of a combination of ‘Die Hard’ and ‘High Noon’ where [the latter] was about protecting something very important that needs to be protected, while ‘Die Hard’ is a very drawn-out, long process that almost kills someone in the process, so my film will be [about] something that has to be very well protected and in the process, we almost die protecting it in a way.”

It certainly sounds like a fitting vehicle for Schwarzenegger – playing an aged but still intimidating lawman, that is – and Kim’s previous genre films like The Good, The Bad, The Weird and I Saw the Devil are definitely memorable pieces of cinema. The combination of these two talents is certainly something I’d be interested in checking out, all things considered.

Keep your eyes peeled for some official news about Schwarzenegger joining (or not) The Last Stand in the near future.

Source: Movieweb and /Film

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  1. @neschelle debuque, you forgot, “Death Race”. One of Slys first films.

    Also starred David Carradine.

    • @ 790, Oh yeah i forgot about death race.. I remembered Stallone being Machine gun joe…

  2. neschelle debuque,

    I will sure try to catch some of those Stallone movies.

    But I forgot to add one VERY CRITICAL point though. Even though Batman & Robin may have been the best-seller of Arnie and Stallone combined since 1997, STILL… the BEST movie between the two combined – FOR ME AFTER ‘The Eraser’ – considering I have watched only Rocky, First Blood and The Expendables is…The Expendables !

    Yes, It is a throwback to the 1980s, very much like a typical Arnie film, say ‘Commando(1985)’ or even a ‘First Blood’, but still it is a great movie in itself! At least I liked it very much. And that is the reason why I requested some Stallone recommendations from you.

    I did like this one-liner: “Who sent you ?” – “Your hair dresser.”

    But the best ones have to be the ones still from (psrdon me, please) Arnie: “You should read more.”,
    “Only an idiot will do this job. – Like I said”,
    “Give this job to my friend, he loves playing in the jungle.”
    “Hey, let’s have dinner. – when? – in a thousand years.”

    The credit for these one-liners, this time, though, goes to Stallone and also for his crisp direction.

    Yes, ‘The Expendables’ is the BEST from the two combined since ‘Eraser’ !

    • Yup, EXPENDABLES in my opinion is the EPIC MOVIE of ACTION MOVIES, It has homages to so many action films before, added with stallone’s violent action scenes maybe apart from the martial art sequences.

      And I sure hope the sequel comes along, hell bring in 5 sequels while they’re at it. Films like the expendables rarely happen anymore. Sure were in the superhero age of films. But let’s not forget these rare gems that made our childhood of the 80′s-90′s worth living..

      and P.S the hair dresser line was awesome, especially when i saw the trailers.

  3. neschelle debuque,

    (“These rare gems that made our childhood of the 80′s-90′s worth living.”)

    So much true.

    And during those late 1980s and early 1990s (which made my childhood), my parents were a little …ONLY JUST A LITTLE …bit apprehensive about the ill-effects those Arnie/Bruce-Willis movies would have, have on me.

    But considering the types of movies I have been watching (read David Lynch) since I have become a adult, I feel those movies of heavy-duty bulky hunks are UN-fortunately and UN-necessarily tagged as ‘ultra-violent(?)’.

    Arnie movies never gave me cringes in the stomach even as a child like Lynch’s movies are giving me even today as an adult (with the exception of the excellent ‘Elephant Man’ and ‘The Straight Story’).

    At least Arnie (and also Stallone) movies have a re-watch value unlike Lynch ones. :)

  4. Incredible points. Sound arguments. Keep up the good work.