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First Official Still From The Tomb Lands
Stallone and Schwarzenegger go grey

13 August 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Wall Street Journal

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After joining up for Arsekickers Assemble sorry, The Expendables 2 Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are back together for The Tomb, and the first official still is now on the web.

Unveiled alongside an online Wall Street Journal article on the former governor of California, it shows Stallone and Schwarzenegger in grey prison uniforms and would you believe it the Governator with grey hair.

No doubt the result of hours if not days of make-up, Arnie's less colourful locks may shock at first, but once pulses have calmed, there's a certain aged elegance about the man who once aggressively informed his co-workers to make their way to the nearest form of air transport.

The Prison Break-like plot of The Tomb sees Sly in jail after he's been framed for a crime he didn't commit and as the architect behind the super security prison he is now incarcerated in, he's got to get out of lockdown despite his own supposedly foolproof design.

In the clink, Stallone (whose character name is Ray Breslin) meets Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger), a convict who wants to get out really very badly. Together, they attempt to break out the un-breakable out-able prison despite corrupt guards and psychopathic wardens.

As well as the two much-loved action heroes, the cast also includes Curtis Jackson known to many as 50 Cent Vinnie Jones, Amy Ryan, Sam Neill, Vincent D’Onofrio and Jim Caviezel, making this by no means just the Arnie and Sly show.

Helming the $70-120 million project is Mikael Håfström (1408, The Rite) and the original screenplay is courtesy of relative unknown Miles Chapman (who wrote the script to the straight-to-DVD sequel Road House 2: Last Call) with rewrites by Mirror Mirror and Machine Gun Preacher's Jason Keller.

With no confirmed date set as yet, The Tomb is earmarked for a 2013 release. But don't worry: no doubt the sound of explosions, stunts and witty one-liners will herald its arrival, so you needn't worry about missing it.


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I wish...
...this was a picture of my two gay dads. More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 12:44 on 16 August 2012 | Report This Post

"Yo, Adrian, I'll Be Back."
I want to see Stallone and Schwarzenegger as enemies in a movie. They were supposed to be in Face/Off, a perfect project for them where both stars would've played both hero and villain, but somehow it never happened. What about Rambo Vs Commando? Judge Dredd Vs The Terminator? More

Posted by BenTramer at 11:04 on 14 August 2012 | Report This Post

It looks like a very average (or just below) prison-break movie..... why wouldn't Vinnie Jones be in it?? More

Posted by shitneck at 19:24 on 13 August 2012 | Report This Post

Tango & Cash
Could it be as awesome as the similarly storylined Tango & Cash? Sly's character was called Ray in that too. Just needs a Kurt Russell sized slice of blue eyed pie to replace Arnie. Let me guess Arnie's story arc - he gets out and at the end rescues a daughter he hasn't seen for years and there's a reconsciliation(sp?)! More

Posted by BatSpider at 17:52 on 13 August 2012 | Report This Post

Mmmm, directed by a guy who's previous movies where crap, script already subject to rewrites by a guy who's previous movies have also been crap. My hopes are not high. More

Posted by blindlemonpie at 16:08 on 13 August 2012 | Report This Post

Scofield' s Brother
Wasn't this printed last month? More

Posted by burtbondy at 13:35 on 13 August 2012 | Report This Post

Speech Bubble - "I'm getting too old for this shit." More

Posted by TOPOI at 13:32 on 13 August 2012 | Report This Post

I'm going to go out on a limb
and predict a two star review in advance. Putting the prisons architect in his carefully designed 'impenetrable' prison? Bloody hell, I'm going to Hollywood to write some scripts. 'Road House 3: After Hours' incoming. More

Posted by flando at 12:53 on 13 August 2012 | Report This Post

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