Schwarzenegger & Stallone’s ‘The Tomb’ Secures a Release Date

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone’s The Tomb is a buddy film arriving in the “wrong” century, a time when brazen masculinity and unflappable patriotism have been replaced by post-9/11 disillusionment (onscreen, that is).

Last month’s The Expendables 2 resurrected the American cowboy mentality that prevailed in testosterone cinema of the 1980s – with so much winking (read our review) it bordered on self-parody. However, Arnie and Sly are getting more serious about keeping a proud tradition of male-pattern badness alive and thriving with their new collaboration.

Summit has set the buddy/prison escape thriller to hit theaters on September 27th, 2013. The film (ironically?) faces competition in two post-recession business thrillers headlined by fresher faces – Liam Hemsworth’s Paranoia and Justin Timberlake’s Runner Runner.

Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand kicks off the run next January, followed by Stallone’s Bullet to the Head a couple weeks later. Both films wear their ’80s and ’90s influence with pride; however, they also integrate the hyper-kinetic thrills of contemporary action franchises (Fast and the Furious, in particular) with old-school tropes that its aging – yet still intimidatingly-ripped – stars’ calling cards. The Tomb is cut from the same cloth, judging by the following synopsis:

‘The Tomb’ follows Ray Breslin (Stallone), the world’s foremost authority on structural security. He’s analyzed nearly every high security prison. After being framed by persons unknown, all of Breslin’s ingenuity and expertise are about to be put to work in the most challenging test he’s ever faced: escaping from a high-tech prison facility that’s design is based on his own protocols. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Emil Rottmayer, a complex inmate with multiple shades of gray. He’s the guy who fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity in their darkest hour as they struggle together to stay alive.

A pre-shooting script review confirms that traces of DNA from such films as Predator and Tango & Cash can be found in The Tomb. Milo Chapman penned the initial draft, but the screenplay was thereafter given a rewrite by Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher, Mirror Mirror). Helming duties were taken on by genre director Mikael Håfström, whose credits include 1408 and The Rite.

Look for a trailer for The Tomb to emerge around the same time Schwarzenegger and Stallone return to the big screen in their respective new vehicles.

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. I might just have to see this and The Last Stand simply because it’s so amazing to finally Schwarzenegger back.

  2. Is Arnold up to playing a “complex character with multiple shades of grey”?

    • Ohh yes…back to N.W. 79th Street ahhh. as the Crack Whore’s use to suck Craig Frances and I’s **ck I did everything I can like Kitty Meow “Sean” after tesiying against one of Fl’s worst Drug Dealer …I get back my Cadilac with my protection plan “Agent you better stay out of there ..these People ..will kill you” that’s HOTT ! ! COFFEE I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT ! ! ! UNCLE TONNY NEEDS TO GET IT OUT OF THE SCOPE SCOPE.

      ***LATER ON SOME BLACK AND BROWN **SAMMY IM GOING IN FOR THE HIT’S TAKES OFF IN THE AIR LIKE A VAMPIRE …OHH THERES SOME OTHERS THERE …AND ARNOLD UZI 9 MILIMETER’S STARTS LIGHTING THEM UP . . . JOHN GOTTI WAS THERE AND SOME SECURITY AHHH. MY AND MY DAD LIGHTING THEM…UHM STALLONE AND ARNOLD THERE WAS SOME SOPHISTICATED ARTS WHERE LOOKING INTO IT.

      • God Daam ! ! those crack whore’s use to suck our **ck’s we miss them so much ! ! !

  3. Hopfully this will be as good as The Last Stand looks! :-)

  4. I’m still waiting for Sly and Arnold to throw Carl Weathers a bone in one of these old school revues.

  5. Dang these guys are old. But like they say you can’t beat a classic…… and i personally cant think of a better classic than these two. Happy to see Arnold acting again

  6. They are back… together… again…

  7. Sylvester is always awsomeeee
    arnie too…and together they would make an awsome male-pattern movies.

  8. Hmmm, see a movie with 2 action legends kicking butt, or a movie with Justin Timberlake? If any one answered Justin Timberlake, you deserve to have a T-800 come crashing through your house.

  9. Isn’t Jim Caviezel in this movie as well? He’s actually been doing quite well lately!

  10. how cool does shwarznegger look rocking the goatee and gray, he looks so diff, it suits. hopefully he can pull off a many layered character. love that he is back and playing to his strengths.

  11. shwzenger will be back .now i am happy.

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