The first is Jee-woon Kim’s Last Stand. Kim, who released I Saw The Devil a year ago and received quite a rave from InsidePulse’s Robert Saucedo, brings Schwarzenegger back to familiar territory as the film revolves around “A drug cartel leader busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexico border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.”
The other is Tomb, to be directed by Antoine Fuqua of Training Day fame. That film is about “a structural security expert who’s framed for a crime and put in a high-security prison that he designed.”
What Does it Mean? At this point it looks like Arnold is going back to what he knows best: action films. I had a feeling about it a while back that this could be a path and it’s not all that shocking that he’d take an action thriller for his comeback vehicle. Economically it makes the best sense because it’d be high profile, and he needs to get out of the gate with a hit and not a flop, but his choice of director is rather curious. Both are talented directors and could bring out something new from the actor.