After all the whacked out The Governator news of late (which, don’t get me wrong, is awesome in a zillion different ways), it’s always interesting to hear any serious news about Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to film, and /Film has it that Ahnuld is in talks to replace Liam Neeson in The Last Stand, director Kim Ji-Woon‘s English-language debut.
A “film is about a lone border sheriff tasked with stopping an escaped drug dealer from crossing into Mexico in a super car”—yes, you read that right, a goddamned super car—The Last Stand was written by first timer Andrew Knauer.
Kim Ji-Woon describes the film as follows:
“My concept for The Last Stand is that it’s kind of a combination of Die Hard and High Noon where (the latter) was about protecting something very important that needs to be protected, while Die Hard is a very drawn-out, long process that almost kills someone in the process, so my film will be something that has to be very well protected and in the process, we almost die protecting it in a way. So if I Saw the Devil was about a person’s extreme remorse about having lost something that they couldn’t protect, The Last Stand would be where someone puts their lives on the line to protect something that’s very important and it will be a bit more optimistic film in that regard.”
So it’s a film about someone who puts his life on the line to protect something very important. Starring Schwarzenegger. With a super car. A super car.
What do you think of the Schwarzenegger movies news?