Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate Films have announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger will star opposite Sylvester Stallone in the action/thriller The Tomb, which will be directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström.
The Tomb is an Emmett-Furla Films and Mark Canton production, produced by Atmosphere Entertainment chairman Mark Canton (300, Immortals), Randall Emmett (Lay the Favorite, Rambo), George Furla, Robbie Brenner (Machine Gun Preacher, A Perfect Getaway), and Kevin King-Templeton (The Expendables, Rambo, Rocky Balboa). Summit Entertainment holds worldwide distribution rights to The Tomb and will release the film in North America.
Written by Miles Chapman and Jason Keller, The Tomb follows Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) who is the world’s foremost authority on structural security. He’s analyzed every high security prison and has gained a vast array of survival skills. But all Ray’s ingenuity and knowledge are about to be put to work in the most challenging test he’s ever faced: escaping from the master prison of his own design.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the role of Church, plays a complex inmate with multiple shades of grey. He’s the guy who fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity in their darkest hour as they struggle together to stay alive.
The Tomb, which Brenner had originally set up as a spec script at Summit, will be shot in Louisiana this spring.
Schwarzenegger and Stallone will next appear on screen together in The Expendables 2, which is currently in post-production and will be released this summer by Lionsgate. Schwarzenegger also just wrapped shooting The Last Stand, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and directed by Jee-woon Kim.
Håfström recently directed horror film The Rite starring Anthony Hopkins for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. His other films include: 2010’s Shanghai starring John Cusack; the Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen thriller Derailed; MGM’s 1408 starring John Cusak and Samuel L. Jackson; and the Swedish drama Evil.
Check out a poster from the upcoming Schwarzenegger/Stallone collaboration The Expendables 2, below.
Poster Source: joblo.com