After featuring in this year’s action ensemble The Expendables 2, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cinematic comeback steps up a gear in January with the release of South Korean director Kim Jee-woon’s (The Good, the Bad, the Weird, I Saw the Devil) English language debut The Last Stand, and Lionsgate has now released the ‘final trailer’ for the action comedy, which you can watch below.
The Last Stand sees Arnie returning to top-billing alongside a cast that includes Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Johnny Knoxville (Jackass), Peter Stormare (Fargo), Eduardo Noriega (The Devil’s Backbone), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Luis Guzman (The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Genesis Rodriguez (Casa de mi Padre), Rodrigo Santoro (300) and Harry Dean Stanton (Alien).
Here’s the official synopsis:
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. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive 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 rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.
The Last Stand will be released in North America on January 18th and arrives in the UK the following week.