For a man fresh out of public office, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a busy man and for a man whose career was dead in the water less than a decade ago, Sylvester Stallone is thriving. Although these two icons will soon meet face-to-face in 'The Expendables 2' (we're not counting Arnie's blink-and-you'll-miss-him cameo in part one), action fans should be happy to know that this looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. After all, the two of them are starring in a film called 'The Tomb' together. And hey, there's the first image of the two of them in character!
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been easing back into his acting gig since retiring from California’s political scene. His only two credits since 2004 have been Sylvester Stallone’s two ‘Expendables’ movies. But the Governator’s going to tackle his first leading role come January when ‘The Last Stand’ opens, and this morning, we have our first look at Arnold in character.
If we weren't excited for 'The Expendables 2' panel at Comic-Con 2012 last week, we definitely were after its new poster started making the rounds. It also meant that Hall H in San Diego would be packed with eager fans and journalists alike, waiting to hear what Sylvester Stallone, Jean Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger had to say about the upcoming flick.
Do you get an overwhelming feeling of déjà vu when you watch the promotional materials for Len Wiseman’s ‘Total Recall?’ You’re not alone. In fact, a YouTube user named Mister Cinestri created a video using footage from Paul Verhoeven’s original 'Recall,' cutting it to match the trailer from the upcoming remake and allowing you to watch both, side-by-side. The similarities between the two are surprising.
An inexperienced director. Two first-time screenwriters. A star with limited command of the English language. Creature designs so underwhelming they were junked and restarted from scratch. A production so low on funds that it had to be shut down before an ending was even attempted so the producers could beg for more money.
This sounds more like the making of a Hollywood disaster than a movie that would become part of the pop culture lexicon. But 26 years ago this month, on June 12th, 1987, the fruit of those sometimes troubled labors was unleashed on an unsuspecting public and a modern classic was born.
It was called ‘Predator.’