Stallone, Schwarzenegger hatch a new 'Escape Plan'
05:00 AM, Jun 29, 2013
Prison can’t even keep Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger from action-movie glory.
The two 1980s icons and The Expendables co-stars team up again for Escape Plan, a new adventure thriller directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström (The Rite).
In the new trailer, Stallone is introduced as Ray Breslin, a convict who is uncannily capable of breaking out of any jail in which he’s incarcerated. He’s hired to figure out how to break out of a brand-new high-tech prison called “The Tomb,” but it’s a set-up and Ray’s put in dire straits against a sadistic warden (Jim Caviezel), creepy guards in featureless black masks and a bunch of unruly inmates.
Ray finds an unlikely ally and partner in a Emil Rottmayer, and together they figure out a plan to hightail it out of this uber-jail and punish the bad guys.
Even at 66 and 65 respectively, Stallone and Schwarzenegger are still game for shooting their way out of a bad situation and engaging in on-screen fisticuffs, even with each other. They still have a gift for macho gab In one prison fight scene, Arnie tells Sly, “You hit like a vegetarian.”
In theaters Oct. 18, Escape Plan also stars Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as a computer expert, Sam Neill as a prison doctor and Vinnie Jones as a corrupt guard, with Vincent D’Onofrio and Amy Ryan rounding out the cast.