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.’
Before we get started, let's just say, on the record, that the official 'Expendables 2' trailer was quite enjoyable and got us excited to see the movie. Seriously, "I now pronounce you man...and knife"?! What else do you need to know?
But one intrepid 'Expendables 2' fan wasn't satisfied yet. So he set out to make the mother of all fan trailers. And he has succeeded, creating a trailer so good, even Arnold Schwarzenegger himself thinks it should be the new official trailer.
Having Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in a movie together may have been more exciting before 'The Expendables' films, but let's face it - Arnold's roles were just cameos. 'The Tomb' is first time the duo will really be face to face, and though that might have been more exciting in 1987, it's still kind of cool.
Open Road Films, which is best known for their cool action films, continues their awesome streak of sorts with the help of filmmaker David Ayer. The 'End Of Watch' director is already gearing up to make his next movie, and guess who's going to be the star of it all. That's right, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Remember back when Arnold Schwarzenegger had just left the governor’s office and was actively looking to reboot his acting career? Rumors swirled that the ‘Terminator’ star was more than willing to return to the franchise that helped put him on the map for a fifth installment. As it turns out, we might have to thank James Cameron for talking Schwarzenegger down from that ‘Terminator’ ledge.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has accomplished pretty much every goal he has set out to accomplish. He's starred in blockbuster movies, won numerous bodybuilding awards, became a governor and fathered children out of wedlock (which is such a Conan move).
Now the bodybuilder/actor/politician/returning actor has one more goal to accomplish. He's is in the middle of writing his memoirs and he needs your help.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone getting together again (after 'The Expendables' films) would seem like a dream team for a movie twenty years ago, but only now do we get the two in leading roles playing against each other in Mikael Hafstrom's 'The Tomb.' In what seems like a bid for the four quadrants, the film has added Amy Ryan, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.