All we’ve seen from the film so far suggests it’s going to be an adrenaline-fuelled blockbuster with Arnie front and centre. The film arrives in the States tomorrow, with a limited early release from 10p.m. tonight.
And after seeing a great red-band trailer last week, Lionsgate have put out two new TV spots to get the ball rolling.
“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.
Acclaimed South Korean director Kim Jee-woon (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) is behind the camera, directing from a script by Andrew Knauer, with Grieg Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) serving as script supervisor.
The Last Stand hits US theatres tomorrow, 18th January, and is likely to open big at the box office. We’ve got another week to wait on our shores, with its UK release date set for next Friday, 25th January.
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