Here’s a new image of Jaimie Alexander and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kim Jee-Woon’s (A Tale of Two Sisters, The Good, The Bad, and The Weird) upcoming action flick THE LAST STAND. The film centers on a drug cartel leader who busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexico border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff (Ah-nuld) and his inexperienced staff.
I’ve been a fan of Alexander’s since Kyle XY and I thought she was a standout as the Asgardian warrior Sif in Marvel’s THOR (even though her screen time was far too short). She’s actually believable as an action star and you can’t always say the same for many other actresses (cc: Salt). Luis Guzman (will always think of Community), Zach Gilford, Rodrigo Santoro, Eduardo Noriega, Peter Stormare, Harry Dean Stanton, and Genesis Rodriguez co-star. The Last Stand is scheduled to open on January 18, 2013.
Here’s the trailer if you missed it:
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. With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive 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 rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.