The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Fresh out of office, Arnold Schwarzenegger is being courted by every production company and studio in Hollywood, looking to cast the once and future King of Action Films in their upcoming productions. We all know that he’ll be shepherding The Governator as an animated series and who knows what else, but what about a return to live-action dominance? Well, Screen Rant may have an answer.
The site claims that Ahnold may have found his first starring gig in director Ji-Woon Kim’s English language debut The Last Stand. Kim, who made a pair of buzz-worthy genre films (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, I Saw The Devil) that have helped spark interest in his work among American producers, calls the project “a combination of ‘Die Hard’ and ‘High Noon’” which right off the bat sounds both awesome and ambitious. The story centers on a U.S. sheriff who maintains order around the U.S.-Mexico border until an escaped drug dealer gets a hold of a “super car” and attempts to escape justice by crossing over into Mexico. That’s when things get messy.
Kim had Liam Neeson attached to the project for some time, but after the Taken star exited to pursue other endeavors the filmmaker had to look elsewhere. Now, with one of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry circling his movie, he could start shooting in late August or September as initially planned. Nothing is confirmed yet, so don’t get your hopes up too soon, but we could be seeing the return of a true action icon by next year. Time to start pumping iron again, Arnold.
Source: Screen Rant