Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are teaming up once again to shoot another awesome film together called The Tomb. They recently sat down with Entertainment Tonight to discuss the movie on the set of the film, and it gives us our first look at the actors in their roles, and they both look like badasses. It’s being directed by Mikael Håfströmd, and here’s a rundown of the story,
Ray Breslin (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.
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.
This sounds like it going to be an awesome movie, and I’m excited about seeing this story unfold. In the interview Stallone explains,
We’re just a couple of old war horses talking about the oddest subjects on the planet. I think in the beginning we were competitive — there’s no question about it. A little alpha territorial. And then we realized it was good for our careers [to work together].
The funny thing is we have tried, I think, our entire careers to always work together. We have talked about it for three decades and it never happened. I think we tried maybe too hard. … But now after the governorship, somehow this just fell into place.
Sly goes on to talk about this action film genre and how it’s fading away,
This genre unfortunately is becoming… let’s just say it’s fading away. You have the superheroes today which are possessed with all extraordinary powers; they can blink and a fireball comes out of there. It’s great. And then you have a bunch of us which is just your basic male-pattern badness. … Kind of like hands-on action.
As much as I love the superhero movie, I also love the hardcore badass action films as well. I hope these kinds of action movie don’t die! That would be a shame. Check out the video interview in which they talk about it in more detail.