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Schwarzenegger Confirmed For The Tomb
Sly and Arnie together again!

09 February 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Summit (via Coming Soon)

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Schwarzenegger Confirmed For The Tomb

There was a strangely vague rumour that this was happening last month, but it's now been fully confirmed: having passed on the lead role last year, Arnold Schwarzenegger will still show up in a supporting part in Mikael Hafstrom's The Tomb alongside chief Expendable Sylvester Stallone.

As previously reported, The Tomb sees Sly playing Ray Breslin, the world's greatest designer of utterly impregnable high-tec prisons, who has to beat one of his own unbeatable systems to escape after being framed and wrongfully convicted of something or other.

Arnold will aparently show up as Church (which, last time we checked, was also the impromptu moniker of Bruce Willis' shady devil in The Expendables). The character is another inmate, who "fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity in their darkest hour". We're reading that as the Kindly Old Lag role, essential in any prison movie worth its salt. We're told Church has "multiple shades of grey". You can buy stuff for that in Boots.

"I am thrilled to be making The Tomb with these two film icons," said producer Mark Canton. "It is the perfect pairing for this high octane thriller. We have been working long and hard to bring them together for this dynamic project."

Schwarzenegger meanwhile, announced the news by posting a picture of himself and Stallone waiting to get shoulder surgery (if you were going to suggest captions in the comments section below, you might pay attention to the gesture Arnold appears to be making with his left hand...) "After all the stunts and abuse of The Expendables 2, it was time for a little tune-up," said Arnold. "Now we are ready for another round of great times and action!"

Truly, they are now the Jack Lemmon and Walther Matthau of the shoot-em-up. Bless. The Tomb starts shooting in the spring, and The Expendables 2 is out on August 17.

 


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Beam Me Up, Arnie!
Arnie looks like The Shat in that picture. As played by Don Rickles. More

Posted by chris kilby at 02:57 on 11 February 2012 | Report This Post

Beam Me Up, Arnie!
Arnie looks like The Shat in that picture. As played by Don Rickles. More

Posted by chris kilby at 02:55 on 11 February 2012 | Report This Post

Beam Me Up, Arnie!
Arnie looks like The Shat in that picture. As played by Don Rickles. More

Posted by chris kilby at 02:55 on 11 February 2012 | Report This Post

thrust
why is stallone always red faced these days like he is constantly thrusting? More

Posted by mclane1 at 18:48 on 09 February 2012 | Report This Post

thrust
why is stallone always red faced these days like he is constantly thrusting? More

Posted by mclane1 at 18:47 on 09 February 2012 | Report This Post

It's a sad day...
...when you realise two of your childhood heroes are now geriatric old farts. I put it out of my mind during Arnie's Governator run and Sly's plasticine-armed performance in The Exepndables, but this picture confirms it. I'm going to watch Predator and Cliffhanger back-to-back and pine. Pine I tell you! More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 16:06 on 09 February 2012 | Report This Post

Finally..............................
Two action icons in a movie worth watching. My caption for this is - Schwarznegger - "I'm twice the man you are!" More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 15:41 on 09 February 2012 | Report This Post

Finally..........
Two action icons in a movie worth watching. My caption for this is - Schwarznegger - "I'm twice the man you are!" More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 15:41 on 09 February 2012 | Report This Post

Finally..........
Two action icons in a movie worth watching. My caption for this is - Schwarznegger - "I'm twice the man you are!" More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 15:41 on 09 February 2012 | Report This Post

Finally..........
Two action icons in a movie worth watching. My caption for this is - Schwarznegger - "I'm twice the man you are!" More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 15:40 on 09 February 2012 | Report This Post

Cool, now they are "shoulder surgery buddies"! Doesn't every little boy dream of having a shoulder surgery buddy one day? The answer is "No", btw... More

Posted by Sendemast at 14:17 on 09 February 2012 | Report This Post

Cool, now they are "shoulder surgery buddies"! Doesn't every little boy dream of having a shoulder surgery buddy one day? The answer is "No", btw... More

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Cool, now they are "shoulder surgery buddies"! Doesn't every little boy dream of having a shoulder surgery buddy one day? The answer is "No", btw... More

Posted by Sendemast at 14:15 on 09 February 2012 | Report This Post

Cool, now they are "shoulder surgery buddies"! Doesn't every little boy dream of having a shoulder surgery buddy one day? The answer is "No", btw... More

Posted by Sendemast at 14:14 on 09 February 2012 | Report This Post

Two Ageing Actors In The Tomb (Trying To Tell Them Something, Hollywood?)
Pity Sly and Arnold didn't do Face/Off together all those years ago. That was specially written for them and they missed their star vehicle. The Tomb apparently is getting raves for the script, I just hope Arnold isn't just doing a 2-minute cameo like in The Expendables. This has echoes of Pacino and De Niro, two rival actors who finally got around to acting together late in their careers. More

Posted by BenTramer at 14:13 on 09 February 2012 | Report This Post

"It's NOT a tumor ! It's TWO tumors !" More

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