New ‘Escape Plan’ Clip: Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. Sylvester Stallone

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Earlier this year, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone attempted two solo comeback vehicles with The Last Stand and Bullet to the HeadBoth films underperformed (despite being enjoyable action romps), suggesting that audiences only want more of these action legends within the confines of their throwback ’80s ensembles in The Expendables series.

The upcoming Schwarzenegger/Stallone team-up flick Escape Plan looks ready to challenge that assumption. Stallone plays structural security expert Ray Breslin, who commits the cardinal sin of old-school action flicks: He accepts one last job before retiring. The gig? Breaking out of the world’s most high-tech – and super-secret – prison, known as “The Tomb,” which was the film’s original title. Things go wrong, of course, and Breslin is betrayed and locked inside. He ends up planning a seemingly impossible breakout along with another inmate, Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger).

The movie’s trailer showcases the two stars while avoiding any kind of running gag about how old they are (which was probably the big mistake made by the marketing teams on their respective 2013 solo outings). Now, a clip from the film provides a longer look at something we’ve (kind of) always wanted to see: a fistfight between Rambo and the Terminator. Check it out above.

the escape plan arnie and sly New Escape Plan Clip: Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. Sylvester Stallone

The movie looks like a big cheese festival, but while Stallone looks a bit exhausted, Arnie actually seems to be having a ball. It certainly helps that the supporting cast looks unexpectedly strong, with Jim Caviezel (Person of Interest), Amy Ryan (The Office), Vincent D’Onofrio (Sinister), Sam Neil (Jurassic Park), Vinnie Jones (Snatch), 50 Cent (Gun), and more.

While director Mikael Håfström has more experience with supernatural horror-thrillers like 1408 and The Rite, his films are generally competently put together – even if they are exercises in style over substance. For Escape Plan, do we need much more than that? The script is credited to Machine Gun Preacher scribe Jason Keller (credited here as Arnell Jesko), who revised an original screenplay by Miles Chapman (Road House 2: Last Call), who also receives story credit.

Let’s face it, if you grew up on cornball ’80s action flicks, this one looks kind of fun, and it seems like it’s been constructed with a bit more care than it probably deserves.

What do you think, Screen Ranters? Will you be seeing Escape Plan? Are you waiting for an official Terminator/Rambo crossover instead? Sound off in the comments!


Escape Plan premieres in theaters on October 18th, 2013.

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  1. I cant wait for this, i just hope the marketing picks up for this so it can do well in theaters. Im surprised theyve only released one trailer to date.

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  2. This movie looks like its gonna be horrible…but i don’t care still gonna watch it, been waiting for this team up since I was born, I’ll be damned if i’m gonna miss it just because it sucks.

  3. I’m a fan of both but the flops of The Last Stand and Bullet to the Head are not going to help…

    • What flops ?

  4. saw the trailer attached to Riddick, and I think this movie looks pretty good. wont see it in theaters but will definitely rent

  5. I enjoyed The Last Stand. Never expected it to be like Arnold’s earlier films. Same goes for Stallone. I look forward to this one. Reminds me of Celebrity Deathmatch on Mtv. “I want a nice clean fight, Now let’s get it on.” lol.

  6. Looking forward to it (as is my wife). I enjoyed both ‘Bullet to the Head’ and ‘The Last Stand’.

  7. Well if you spent your formative years in the 80′s & 90′s , and are an action fan (I happen to be both) then there is no way you can not go see this. I know their last 2 solo films didn’t do well, but they really wern’t bad actually. Its just younger fans today need CGI or superheroes to go see a movie. These 2 WERE action in my day & still are. They shared a littl screen time in the Expendable movies, but this should be a bit different. If given the chance , Arnold & Sly can take us on a fun ride.
    And realy, isnt that all really want going to the movies?

  8. I actually think this will be a pretty good movie, but I’m a sucker for Arnold and Sly.

    Of their two solo efforts, I like Bullet better although the story was horrible.

    But this one looks fun… another line to add to Arnold’s classics:

    “You hit like a vegetarian”

  9. I’m gonna support my brothers of iron! keep crankin out the action

  10. No matter what, these guys are my favorite action stars!

  11. I think they made a mistake with the marketing of this film. I actually have a tiny bit piece as a bartender, because I was the bartender in the bar at the time they were shooting. The scene is on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. I think they should show some of that footage, the French Quarter that is, to show that the film has scenes in New Orleans. That would help with the appeal to fans. The prison scenes seem stogy. The scene I saw them film was super exciting. Marketing!!!! Hope its a great film. Watch for me. :-)