Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the comeback train and THE LAST STAND is a big part of that plan. We are getting our first look at the one-sheet along with a plot description and while the story doesn’t sound very original, it’s being directed by Kim Jee-won (THE GOOD THE BAD THE WEIRD, and I SAW THE DEVIL) so expect some solid action. It’s going to be fun to see Arnold back in his role as an ass kicker. It’s been too long, sir.
The skinny on the plot:
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 Sommerton 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.
Co-starring Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro and Genesis Rodriguez.
THE LAST STAND hits theaters January 2013.
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