added: Thu, Aug 16th '12
He's been saying it for years (and most likely he will keep saying it), but Arnold Schwarzenegger is back!
Check out the debut trailer for "The Last Stand," a stylized crime-thriller starring Schwarzenegger as a border-town Sheriff stuck in the middle of a brutal war between the Mexican drug cartel and the FBI.
The film, which co-stars Forest Whitaker, Jaimie Alexander, Peter Stormare and Johnny Knoxville, marks Arnold's first leading role since 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. It also marks the first English-language feature from acclaimed Korean director Kim Jee-woon, best known for the horror thriller "I Saw the Devil" and the quirky action-adventure flick "The Good, the Bad, the Weird."
"Last Stand" settles in theaters on January 18th.
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.
directed by Kim Jee-woon
starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Jaimie Alexander, Peter Stormare, Johnny Knoxville, Eduardo Noriega, Luis Guzman, Rodrigo Santoro, Zach Gilford, Genesis Rodriguez
release date January 18, 2013