Arnold Schwarzenegger Enters The Tomb with Sylvester Stallone
02.09.12 by BJSprecher
Last month, it was revealed that Atmosphere Entertainment and Emmett-Furla Films were in talks with Arnold Schwarzenegger about joining the cast of The Tomb, an action-thriller that would see the former "Governator" teaming up with Sylvester Stallone for the first time outside of the Expendables movies. Yesterday, the production companies, in association with distributor Summit Entertainment, sent out a press release announcing that Schwarzenegger has signed on to star opposite Stallone in the movie, which will be directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström (The Rite).
The Tomb was written by Miles Chapman, with a rewrite by Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher). The story revolves around Ray Breslin (Stallone), a structural security expert who is faced with the toughest challenge of his career: breaking out of a prison that he designed to be escape-proof. Schwarzenegger will play Church, an inmate of the prison "who fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity in their darkest hour."
Atmosphere Entertainment chairman Mark Canton (300, Immortals) said in the press release that he is "thrilled" to have landed "two film icons."
I am thrilled to be making The Tomb with two film icons — Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is the perfect pairing for this high octane thriller. Robbie Brenner, Emmett/Furla, Kevin King-Templeton and I have been working long and hard with Summit to bring them together for this dynamic project.
The Tomb is slated to go into production in Louisiana this spring. It does not yet have a released date.