Remember the days when seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone together on screen was nothing more than a pipe dream? Like a video game with both Mario and Sonic, or finally seeing those prequels to Star Wars? Things sure have changed. Not only is Arnold Schwarzenegger co-starring in the his second Expendables movie with Sylvester Stallone, they've just officially announced – as previously rumored – that they'll be joining forces once again in the prison break thriller The Tomb.
In a new press release, Summit Entertainment reveals that Stallone will play Ray Breslin, "the world’s foremost authority on structural security. He’s analyzed every high security prison and has gained a vast array of survival skills. But all Ray’s ingenuity and knowledge are about to be put to work in the most challenging test he's ever faced: escaping from the master prison of his own design."
More importantly, they finally explain who Schwarzenegger will be portraying in the film, and it's… different.
"Schwarzenegger, in the role of Church, plays a complex inmate with multiple shades of grey. He’s the guy who fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity in their darkest hour as they struggle together to stay alive."
The star of Commando is in charge of saving your soul. That's pretty new.
Production on The Tomb is scheduled to go underway this spring Mikael Hafstrom, the director of 1408 and The Rite.