With his supporting turn in The Expendables 2, Arnold Schwazenegger makes his big post-“Governator” return to the big screen. The comeback continues with the January 18, 2013 release of The Last Stand – Arnold’s first starring role since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines way back in 2003. The supporting cast includes Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, and Genesis Rodriguez. This is the debut film for South Korean director Kim Ji-woon.
Here’s a quick synopsis straight out of the press materials:
“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.“