Monday, October 17, 2011

Schwarzenegger Makes His "Last Stand"

Lionsgate reports that director Kim Jee-Woon’s "The Last Stand" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, will start October 17, 2011, shooting throughout locations in New Mexico and Nevada.

Also cast are Zach Gilford, Forest Whitaker, Luis Guzman ), Rodrigo Santoro , Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Eduardo Noriega, Peter Stormare and Harry Dean Stanton.

Screenplay is by Andrew Knauer and Jeffrey Nachmanoff for producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura :

"..'Sheriff Owens' (Schwarzenegger) 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..."

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