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Old 07-12-11, 12:34 AM
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The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

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Arnold is back.

The disgraced ex-governor and ex-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to go back to acting in an action picture in which he’ll play one of his favorite roles – an enforcer making a comeback.

According to the L.A. Times, Schwarzenegger has struck a deal to star in “Last Stand,” playing an aging sheriff seeking to protect his border town from a drug kingpin. The character must decide whether to risk his own life to protect his town from the drug cartel.

The movie would be the first project for Schwarzenegger since he left the governor’s mansion in January, and since he took a hiatus from work after admitting that he had fathered a child with the family’s housekeeper, Mildred Baena.

Maria Shriver, his wife of three decades, left him after learning of the infidelity, and has filed for divorce.

Under national criticism and scrutiny, Schwarzenegger announced he was going to suspend all plans for acting projects. He had been planning to star in a film called “Cry Macho," playing a former horse breeder who's won the Kentucky Derby, but whose life has fallen apart. He ends up with one last chance to make money: Kidnap the boss's son from Mexico, where the boy lives with the man's ex-wife.

The Times said that “Last Stand” would be directed by Kim-ji-Woon, a South Korean director who has made foreign-language films such as revenge-thriller "I Saw the Devil," but would be making his English-language debut with Schwarzenegger.

It said the film would shoot later this year.
I actually got more excited over the fact that Kim Ji Woon of I Saw the Devil and the Good The Bad The Weird fame is directing over Arnie making a comeback
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

Kim Ji Woon the new John Woo?
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

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I actually got more excited over the fact that Kim Ji Woon of I Saw the Devil and the Good The Bad The Weird fame is directing over Arnie making a comeback
this....hopefully the US system doesn't fuck him over
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

I really have a hard time believing Arnold is going to be able to carry a movie in his mid sixties, being that he's a dreadful actor, coupled with the fact that this relic has been out of the game for so long.

The Kim Ji Woon angle is interesting though.
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Wouldn't be surprised if this ends up being a Millennium Films production (they've done alot of the Stallone, jason staitham R rated movies, then distributed by Lions Gate
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

Ji Woon Kim is a brilliant director.

I hope he doesn't sell out for the US market.
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Kim Ji Woon = SOLD!
The man hasn't done anything less than great and most of it is outstanding.

Judging by his interviews he'll walk away before he sells out.
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I really have a hard time believing Arnold is going to be able to carry a movie in his mid sixties, being that he's a dreadful actor, coupled with the fact that this relic has been out of the game for so long.

The Kim Ji Woon angle is interesting though.
Arnold has never been opposed to "enhanced supplementation". He still has super human genetics and he is smart. If he is physically in shape and combines it with good direction and writing..I think the fans will eat it up.
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

This sure sounds better than that film he's got lined up about driving some shithead kid through Mexico. I'm in.
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

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I really have a hard time believing Arnold is going to be able to carry a movie in his mid sixties, being that he's a dreadful actor, coupled with the fact that this relic has been out of the game for so long.
as long as he is able to fire a weapon and do half way decent fight scenes, fans won't care (Steven Seagal still does it and he's past 60)
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

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as long as he is able to fire a weapon and do half way decent fight scenes, fans won't care (Steven Seagal still does it and he's past 60)
...yeah but Seagal hasn't had the hottest career for theatrical releases lately. Stallone would be a better comparison.
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Sounds great, much better than the other possibilities that fell through. Arnold needs some help from directors to make him look good (shooting angles, editing, etc) especially nowadays. His last movies were too conventional and lacking in style. Hopefully he's getting back into shape as we speak...
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

This sounds like it could be all kinds of awesome. I can already picture the trailer in my head:

Opening shot: A gang of thugs are consorting inside a rundown bar. Suddenly the door swings open. The thugs turn and stare wide-eyed at the unseen intruder. One of the thugs takes a step forward and growls: "I thought you wuz retired."

Camera moves in on the intruder's face. It's Arnie! He grins: "I'm back." Then he proceeds to take a out a machine gun and shoots everyone dead.
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

but would be making his English-language debut with Schwarzenegger.
I thought this was kinda funny
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If Choi Min-sik plays the bad guy/drug kingpin, I'm in.
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This is the only way you'll get me to pay to see Arnold in a new movie.
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

Comic Con poster:



set pic, man...Jamie Alexander (the chick w/ the tommy gun) is cute as hell.
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

Johnny Knoxville is as tall as Arnie? Huh. Arnie isn't as tall as I thought he was, thought he was a 6'3" guy
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That pic does a wonderful job of conveying to me that Knoxville will be the film's annoying comic relief.
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

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I thought this was kinda funny
I'm actually still waiting for Schwarzenegger to make his English-language debut.
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Re: The Last Stand (Kim-Ji-Woon) Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie return

Good. I hope it's old school action. Collateral Damage was a nice throwback, but just didn't work. I like Stallone's comeback, and think that the new Rocky is his best new movie (not Rambo or Expendables).

Anxiously awaiting a trailer. Is it going to be Korean actioner wacky, or good ole' American action? I dunno.
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I'm assuming we'll get a trailer with Expendables 2.. poster looks good.
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Great poster but the Camaro seems out of place. It's too "new" for Schwarzenegger and the overall vibe of the poster.

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