Arnold Schwarzenegger has been having a bit of trouble in his personal life recently (you may have heard about it).Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â But after taking some time out of the public eye, it seems like The Terminator finally wants to get back to work.
For his first official film since leaving office as the governator, Schwarzenegger will be teaming with South Korean filmmaker Jee-woon Kim (I SAW THE DEVIL, THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD) for the director’s English-language debut THE LAST STAND.
THE LAST STAND was first thought to be a western, but Deadline is now calling it “more of a Fast And Furious at the border with high speed car chases, drug cartels and the like.” The official synopsis from Lionsgate reads:
Schwarzenegger will be starring as Sheriff Owens, a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for one of the most daring face offs in cinema history.
THE LAST STAND is said to be starting production in September.