Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Schwarzenegger's "Last Stand"

Lionsgate reports that actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in "The Last Stand", directed by Kim Jee-Woon ("A Tale of Two Sisters"), based on a screenplay by Andrew Knauer, rewritten by Jeffrey Nachmanoff.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce the film through his di Bonaventura Pictures.

"...Schwarzenegger will star as 'Sheriff Owens', 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 US 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..."

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