This is a nice change of pace from the usual floating heads Photoshop quickie.
With Schwarzenegger stepping back into his action shoes this summer in The Expendables 2, it’s good to see some pre-emptive promotional art for his next starring film The Last Stand. Directed by Kim Jee-Woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good, the Bad, the Weird), one of Korea’s most diverse genre directors, Last Stand will tell a seemingly mythic story of a small town sherrif facing off against a drug kingpin and his deranged posse. If anything can breathe some life back into Arnold’s gasping action legacy, it would be this.
The poster is a nice piece of work and I appreciate the originality used, but for some reason all I can think of when looking at it is Michael Crichton’s Westworld. Everyone represented look like robot versions of themselves. Once you know that Genesis Rodriguez, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzmán, Harry Dean Stanton, Peter Stormare, and Jaimie Alexander co-star with Arnold, it’s great fun picking out who actually made the poster image.
Check it and the synopsis out below:
Sheriff Owens is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he 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 accepts responsibility for one of the most daring face offs in cinema history.