Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirmed for Jee-Woon Kim's 'Last Stand'
Just earlier this week we heard about a rather ridiculous sounding prospect in the form of The Governator, a potential big screen adaptation of the new animated series that sees Arnold Schwarzenegger as a silly superhero in Los Angeles after stepping down as California's governor. It just seemed like a late April Fool's joke and had me worried about the action icon's return. However, another project for the actor has just surfaced as a Polish film distributor (via MovieWeb) has revealed that Schwarzenegger is supposed to star in Last Stand, the next film from director Jee-woon Kim, the man behind The Good, the Bad, the Weird.
Apparently SlashFilm has since confirmed the news so not only will the film mark the director's English language debut, but it will be the first leading role for the actor in about eight years. The story is said to follow a drug cartel king who escapes his trial in a 200MPH Gumpert Apollo, and the only thing standing between him and Mexican freedom is a small town cop in a bordertown and his inexperienced staff. Schwarzenegger would play the sheriff trying to stop him, a role that previously had Liam Neeson attached. Honestly, this project sounds like a much better return to show business for Schwarzenegger, so The Governator can just go die quietly somewhere. What do you think?