I know the above image (via Wall Street Journal) is nothing special as far as reveals are concerned, but there’s something that gets me giddy with joy knowing that one of the best action stars alive is returning to the genre in which he helped put on the map.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to film alongside Sylvester Stallone in Mikael Håfström‘s The Tomb. I know that both men are teaming up in The Expendables 2, which opens on Friday, but my money is on The Tomb. Expendables 2 will just be Schwarzenegger spewing out one-liners and winking at the camera as much as possible, while The Tomb will actually be a full-fledged film.
The Tomb also stars 50 Cent, Vinnie Jones and Sam Neill, so you know there’s going to be some bad-assery to boot in some manner.
Here’s an official synopsis for the film:
Ray Breslin (Stallone) is a structural engineer who is wrongly convicted of a crime. Breslin designed a variety of high tech buildings and was a top structural engineer. After Breslin was wrongly convicted, he was sent to serve his sentence in a maximum security prison of his own design. During his time in prison, Breslin has analyzed every high security prison and gained significant survival skills, but faces his biggest challenge in trying to break out of an ultimate high-tech prison that he himself designed to be escape-proof.
Not only facing the challenge of breaking out of the escape-proof prison, Breslin also has the challenge of battling the ruthless warden Hobbs (Caviezel) and his corrupt guard (Jones). Breslin is assisted in his escape attempt by fellow prisoner Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger). Rottmayer is a wise, soulful and complex inmate who fights with other prisoners to keep their humanity, whilst they are struggling to stay alive. Breslin and Rottmayer will be joined in their escape by a third prisoner that is an expert in computers (50 Cent).
The Tomb opens sometime next year.