With The Last Stand, Kim Jee-woon, the Korean wunderkind behind a Tale of Two Sisters & I Saw The Devil, is making his English-language, big-bang Hollywood debut. And perhaps more importantly it's Arnold Schwarzenegger's first starring role since 2003's Terminator 3. Now is this a triumphant return? Well the film's first trailer certainly wants you to believe so. And it's a slick piece of work with the former governor of California crashing through doors (declaring he's old), falling through canopies, driving through cornfields and staring down the mad eyes of Peter Stormare. So while it's clear Arnie's acting his age, he's still a commanding... err excuse me, commando... presence.
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.
Check out the trailer over on Apple. The Last Stand releases in many continental European countries, January 17th 2013, in North America and Russia on January 18th, in the UK on January 25th and in Australia, February 21st.