Arnold Schwarzenegger Fights Drug Lords and Convicts in The Last Stand Trailer
08.17.12 by Ryan
Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to acting is going very well. The former California governor is appearing this weekend in the action-star-filled The Expendables 2, while he's still hard at work with Sylvester Stallone on another action movie called The Tomb, which recently released its first photo. Before The Tomb, however, Schwarzenegger will go Stallone-less in The Last Stand early next year.
The movie sees Schwarzenegger play the sheriff of a small border town who is forced to stop an escaped drug kingpin and his gang of thugs before they can slip over the border to Mexico. Schwarzenegger won't be working alone, however, as he is joined by Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Rodrigo Santoro (300), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass 3D) as (seemingly) the town crazy and, obviously, the movie's comic relief.
Here's the official synopsis for The Last Stand.
Action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his much-anticipated return to the big screen in Korean director Kim Jee-woon's hard-hitting US directorial debut, The Last Stand. After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy. With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow.
The Last Stand was written by Andrew Knauer, with rewrites by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor) and George Nolfi (The Bourne Ultimatum). Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) and Harry Dean Stanton (Alien, The Green Mile) co-star. Check out the poster below.