The-Last-Stand-PosterArnold Schwarzenegger returns to the big screen this month in The Last Stand, an explosive action thriller that sees Arnie take his first leading role in a decade.

Acclaimed South Korean director Kim Jee-woon (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) is at the helm, for what promises to open big in the US next weekend.

We caught the UK quad poster last week, and now Yahoo Movies have debuted a final red-band trailer that gives you an idea of why this is an R-rated film in the States.

“Sheriff Owens is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he 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 accepts responsibility for one of the most daring face offs in cinema history.”

Schwarzenegger stars alongside an impressive cast, headed up by the great Johnny Knoxville, Genesis Rodriguez, Forest Whitaker, Rodrigo Santoro, Luis Guzmán, Harry Dean Stanton, Peter Stormare, and the excellent Jaimie Alexander.

Kim is directing from a script by newcomer Andrew Knauer, with Grieg Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau, The Bourne Ultimatum) serving as script supervisor, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, RED) producing.

The Last Stand will be released in the US next Friday, 18th January. We’ve slightly longer to wait on our shores, with its UK release date set for a week later on 25th January, and if the success of The Expendables is anything to go by, it’s bound to open big in a lot of markets. Here’s the new red-band trailer to give you a taste of what to expect. And remember, this is NSFW viewing. Enjoy.

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