Deadline is reporting that the duo will star in “The Tomb,” a prison-escape thriller directed by Mikael Hafstrom.
In “The Tomb,” Stallone will play a man who designs an “inescapable” high-tech prison. After being double-crossed, he’ll become a prisoner in his own design. To escape, he will have to find the flaws of his own system. Luckily, Stallone’s character will have help from a fellow inmate with a heart of gold, played by Schwarzenegger.
Honestly, this can only come as welcome news to fans of both Stallone and Schwarzenegger. “The Tomb” has all the hallmarks of a classic 80s-style action movie. There’s Italian Stallion. There’s the Governator. Just throw in a technologically advanced super prison and a reason for revenge, and you have yourself the makings of an action classic.
Perhaps the most welcome aspect of this news is that it provides another opportunity to get an R-rated Stallone and Schwarzenegger movie. Chuck Norris ruined that the first time around with his potty-mouth-free “Expendables 2.” These men made their names on gratuity. No, that gruesome circular saw thrown through that guy’s head didn’t exactly add to the plot of “Commando,” but it was fun. Hopefully, “The Tomb” will be an opportunity to bring that kind of awesome back.
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