Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Back In ‘The Last Stand’ Trailer, Poster and Photos
If you’ve missed
governor action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger as a movie star (and I’m not really counting his appearance in The Expendables movies since he wasn’t the main character in that), you’ll be really excited to hear about his new movie The Last Stand directed by Kim Jee-woon (I Saw The Devil). It’s sort of a return to those old Schwarzenegger movie that I use to watch and adore as a kid (Commando anyone?!), so there is a sort of nostalgia (at least for me) watching that trailer.
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.
The movie also stars Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford, and Genesis Rodriguez. The Last Stand will be released to theaters on January 18, 2013.