Arnold "Knows What's Coming" In The Trailer For THE LAST STAND

Ben Umstead, East Coast Editor
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.
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