Schwarzenegger & Stallone to Face ‘Person of Interest’ Star in ‘The Tomb’

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jim caviezel the tomb schwarzenegger stallone Schwarzenegger & Stallone to Face Person of Interest Star in The Tomb

Action heavyweights Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are expected to briefly share the screen together in this summer’s macho brawl sequel, The Expendables 2. However, it’s an upcoming prison escape thriller titled The Tomb which – as producer Mark Canton (300, Immortals) puts it – will truly feature the pair “going Mano-a-mano” like Robert De Niro and Al Pacino did in Michael Mann’s Heat.

No great prison flick is complete without a formidable thespian also onboard to portray the film’s warden, and Canton recently confirmed that The Tomb has indeed secured such a fitting supporting player – in the form of Person of Interest leading man Jim Caviezel.

Caviezel’s star meter has followed somewhat of a curious trajectory over the past fifteen years or so. Despite his turning in solid performance after performance in such acclaimed auteur efforts as Ang Lee’s Ride with the Devil and Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line – along with more popular mainstream titles like Frequency and Deja Vu – not to mention, the actor literally played Jesus Christ himself in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ – Caviezel has only managed to earn a limited (if loyal) fan following.

The Tomb isn’t going to be a potential breakout vehicle for Caviezel either; it’s foremost being fashioned as the Ah-nuld and Sly show. However, the decision to pit those aging action icons against an antagonistic authority figure portrayed by a versatile character actor like Caviezel certainly reads as being a wise one. If nothing else, the acting personnel attached to this piece of genre entertainment inspires more confidence than the behind-the-scenes talent involved, including little-known screenwriter Miles Chapman, co-writer Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher, the upcoming Mirror Mirror) and director Mikael Håfström (Derailed, 1408, The Rite).

For a fairly detailed breakdown of the plot and characters featured in The Tomb, go HERE.

Principal photography on The Tomb is slated to get underway by Spring 2012, with the intention of getting the film into theaters by 2013. We will let you know when the project lands an official release date.

Source: Mark Canton (via The Matthew Aaron Show and AICN)

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  1. stalone is the man

    • Learn to spell

      • Boggis,

        Learn to punctuate.

  2. I agree it is Stallone

  3. Mr. Caviezel is a personal favorite of mine. I’m guessing this film will be more ‘Lock Up’ than ‘Tango & Cash’.

  4. I’m pretty unimpressed with Caviezel in Person Of Interest. Wife and I had high hopes for that show but have now lost interest…
    This news isn’t a big deal for us though – it’ll be a rental anyway.

  5. Jim Caviezel is one of my favorite actors.
    I would see this film for that reason alone.

    Jim has more talent and charisma than many
    established actors and has lost far more than
    his share of roles that should have gone to him.

  6. Caviezel is great in POI. Anyone who doesn’t see the brilliance of this show ought to pay more attention. It’s certainly better than 95% of the drivel on free television.

    • Agreed 100 and 50 % !:)

  7. Stallone & Arine in one movie together? I’m in.

    I hope The Tomb turns out to be awesome, this is a action fan’s dream come ture.

  8. Caviezel? Didn’t know he was still around. As said in this article, he’s always solid yet versatile. I wouldn’t worry about directing skills either, Ondskan(swedish title for “Evil”) is one of the best film’s I’ve ever seen. Anyone with insight in swedish school and class systems of the mid -1900’s can see how brilliant his portrayal is. I’m sure that if you give him the right script and cast, he’ll impress you like any A-list director out there.

  9. Dave. Your 1 of few that hate it. It’s getting 13 mil a week in viewers. I look forward to it every week. They have a couple of week episodes here n there but he’s solid. Watch him in Frequency he nailed it. He should be ok in this film. He’s getting the job in The Tomb bc of the tv show. Remember he hasn’t fine much since Passion of the Christ.

    • AC,
      Agreed … I got to Know Jim when he was shooting “Ride with the Devil” and he is not only a great Actor , but a great human being.

      He is truly one of the finest actors of our time and its a terrible that he has been black balled because of the one film. Watch his work in the Thin Red Line, Frequency, Count of Monte Cristo and Ride With The Devil, directed by Ang Lee. I hope that he has many more opportunities ahead of him.
      The first time I saw him on the Big Screen, was in Wyatt Earp,he play Wyatts Son .

      Person of Interest is amazing and he gets better with every episode.

      He has a film coming out “Savannah” that I hope finds a Distributor. check out the Trailer .

  10. AC, you’re right about Caviezel. He’s been a solid badass in POI and it’s amazing that he’s not getting more credit for the role. Besides, it’s a top 10 show (#7 the last time they posted).

  11. Interesting, Caviezel has really impressed me in Person Of Interest.

  12. I like this. That is all.