Arnold Schwarzenegger is back with a brand new action film, The Last Stand. This will be Schwarzenegger’s first leading role since the 2003 movie, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. The Last Stand is written by Andrew Knauer and is directed by Kim Ji-woon. This movie is about Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger), a former LAPD who is now fighting crime in a little border town called Sommerton Junction. Little did he know that the most notorious drug kingpin just escaped an FBI prisoner convoy and is headed to the border with a hostage and an array of gang members. Sherriff Owens must now join an army of U.S. law enforcement to make a last stand at the border before the criminals escape forever. The Last Stand stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eduardo Noriega, Jaimie Alexander and Forest Whitaker. Check out the interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger below:
“ The Last Stand Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
Though action star Arnold Schwarzenegger may have been seen in brief roles in The Expendables and The Expendables 2, his return to leading man status will come early next year in The Last Stand (watch the new trailer here). Schwarzenegger stars as retired LAPD officer turned sheriff, Ray Owens, who settles in the peaceful border town of Sommerton Junction. When cartel leader Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) escapes from the FBI and makes a run for the border, Owens and his small-town sheriffs department are the only things standing in his way.
During our set visit to The Last Stand, Arnold Schwarzenegger graciously spoke at length during a round-table interview about the film and a return to his career that he put on pause to assume the governorship of California. He also spoke about his relationship with James Cameron, the possibility of a sequel to The Last Stand, his personal favorite characters, how much humor is in the film and if he wants to return to comedy, how it felt to return to the profession and much more. Hit the jump to read our interview.
Question: I love your collaborations with James Cameron. I would love to see one more. Now that Stephen Lang’s character isn’t in it, they’ll need a new villain.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: I’ll bring it to his attention. [laughs] Jim and I have had, for years, a great relationship. After I got involved with politics, there was one area that he stayed involved with and that was environmental and energy-related issues. He’s a fanatic about that. So we did a lot of things together, during that time and afterwards.
Question: Do you think that The Last Stand begs for a sequel to a certain degree if successful, more adventures with the sheriff? Is that something you could see happening or something you’d be interested in doing?
Schwarzenegger: I don’t know what the story would be. What concept do you take? Am I still back in my town and something else happens? Certain movies are not set up for that, but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t do it. I, myself, could not come up with the concept right now. Another writer could come in. For instance, the FBI agent (Forest Whitaker) says to me at the end, “I was wrong. I was an asshole. You’re a great law enforcement guy. You’re a great cop. If you ever want to join us…” or something like that. There may be something there where the character joins the FBI and takes his next job or they lure him more away, knowing that they have some other case somewhere and they think that this guy is really much better in the trenches than their guys are. At this point, I can’t imagine what that would be.”
Read the entire interview at Collider
The Last Stand is going to be shown in cinemas on January 18th 2013.
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