Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone Trade Punches in First Clip from ESCAPE PLAN; Plus New Images

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Summit Entertainment has released the first clip from director Mikael Hafstrom’s actioner Escape Plan, and if you’ve been itching to see Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone square off in a fight, today’s your lucky day.  Stallone stars as Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security. Breslin is framed and incarcerated in a prison of his own master design, and must escape in order to find out who framed him and why.  Schwarzenegger plays a fellow inmate and accomplice in the jailbreak.  In this debut clip, we see the two start a jail fight that appears to be part of their plan.  It showcases a healthy blend of comedy that harkens back to the action films of the 1980s and 90s, so hopefully that tone is prevalent throughout the entire film.

Hit the jump to watch the clip and to check out a few new images.  The film also stars Jim Caviezel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Amy Ryan.  Escape Plan opens September 27th.

Comic-Con Attendees Can Win Passes to Fan Screening of ESCAPE PLAN Hosted by Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The thriller Escape Plan won’t have a panel at this year’s Comic-Con, but Summit Entertainment is planning to do fans one better.  The film stars Sylvester Stallone as a structural security expert who is wrongly imprisoned, and must break out of a seemingly inescapable facility with the help of a fellow inmate (Sylvester Stallone).  Looking at the trailer, I think the flick looks like a fun 90s throwback, and now Comic-Con attendees will get a chance to see if the movie can deliver on its potential at a special fan screening.  According to the press release, the screening will be on Thursday, July 18th, and “Passes for the screening will be available through online giveaways, at the Summit Booth on the convention floor on July 18th, and via giveaway outside the screening location, the evening of the event, while supplies last.”  The fan line outside the theater (701 5th Ave) will open at 5:00pm.  Stallone and Schwarzenegger will be on hand for the red carpet, so I expect the excitement from the crowd will be completely nuts.

Hit the jump for the full press release.  Escape Plan opens October 18th.

First Trailer for ESCAPE PLAN Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone

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The first trailer has been released for the action film, Escape Plan.  Formerly titled “The Tomb“, Sylvester Stallone stars as Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security. Breslin is framed and incarcerated in a prison of his own master design, and must escape in order to find out who framed him and why.  Stallone is joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays a fellow inmate and accomplice in the jail break.  The trailer makes the flick look like an old-school action flick, and one that could be a whole lot of fun.  Schwarzenegger and Stallone could have played these roles twenty years ago, but they don’t seem too old to play them now.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Jim Caviezel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Amy Ryan.  Escape Plan opens September 27th.

Kick It 90s-Style with First Poster for ESCAPE PLAN Starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The first poster for Escape Plan has been released.  Formerly titled “The Tomb“, Sylvester Stallone stars as Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security. Breslin is framed and incarcerated in a prison of his own master design and must now figure out how to break out.  Stallone is joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays a fellow inmate and accomplice in the jail break.  I kind of love this poster because it seems like something that could have come from the early 90s.  Yes, it features two action stars of the 80s-90s, but it also evokes a 90s poster in the font and the color scheme.  There’s none of the motion blur that’s become far too prominent in recent posters, and it doesn’t employ the blue-orange contrast either.  I’m sure a future poster will be more generic and make the actors much larger, but this teaser is a nice bit of nostalgia.

Hit the jump to check out the poster.  The film also stars Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, and Sam NeillEscape Plan opens October 18th.

Release Date Shuffle: I, FRANKENSTEIN Pushed to January 2014, INSIDIOUS 2 Moved Up, AUSTENLAND Set for 8/16, WALK OF SHAME Opens 9/20

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A few release date shuffles have been announced.  Briefly:

  • I, Frankenstein – Director Stuart Beattie’s graphic novel adaptation has been pushed back yet again from this coming September to the less-than-promising date of January 24th.  The Aaron Eckhart-starrer will now open opposite the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Sam Worthington thriller Ten.
  • Insidious: Chapter 2 – The Patrick Wilson/Rose Byrne-fronted horror sequel will now open a week earlier on September 13th, opposite Machete Kills and Battle of the Year.
  • Austenland – Sony Pictures Classic has set Jerusha Hess’ Sundance comedy for a limited release in NY and LA on August 16th.  The film stars Keri Russell and Jemaine Clement.
  • Walk of Shame – Director Steven Brill’s comedy, which stars Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden, has been slated for wide release on September 20th.  The film will open opposite the Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Prisoners and Ron Howard’s racing drama Rush.
  • Escape Plan - The Arnold Schwarzenegger/Sylvester Stallone thriller previously known as The Tomb has been moved up from September 27th to September 13th.

New Release Dates for THE TOMB with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, NOW YOU SEE ME, THE BIG WEDDING and PITCH PERFECT

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Let’s take a look at the latest release date shuffles:

  • The Tombstarring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone gets a new release date of September 27th, 2013.
  • Now You See Me, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, moves back again from March 15th to June 7th, 2013.
  • The Big Weddingfeaturing Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl and Robin Williams, gets a six month push from October 26 of this year to April 26th, 2013.
  • Pitch Perfectwith Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow  and Christopher Mintz-Plasse opens a week earlier than scheduled, now on September 28th of this year.

Hit the jump for images and synopses for each of these films. 

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Talks FREELANCERS, His Screenwriting Career, Teaming up with Schwarzenegger and Stallone for THE TOMB and More

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For such an intimidating presence, Curtis Jackson (otherwise known as 50 Cent) has a rather shy and unassuming demeanor.  His soft voice and friendly smile serves as a nice counterbalance to the villainous thugs or hard-knocks anti-heroes, he is wont to play.  In Freelancers, Jackson stars as Malo – a former street thug turned police officer – torn between the criminal underworld and ‘the law’ he’s sworn to protect.  In the bleak nihilistic view of the film – there may not be much of a difference between the two: the cops just as corrupt, if not more so, than the criminals they’re sworn to catch.  Jackson’s two-sided demeanor serves him well here – as for pretty much the entirety of the film, you’re unsure if he’s the hero or the villain of his very own film.

In the following interview with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, he discusses the difficulty in playing both hero and villain, his screenwriting career and his role in the upcoming Schwarzenegger/Stallone film The Tomb, among many other topics of conversation. For the full interview, hit the jump.  Freelancers is now out on DVD and Blu-ray.

First Image from THE TOMB Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone

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The first image from The Tomb has gone online.  Sylvester Stallone stars as Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security. Breslin is framed and incarcerated in a prison of his own master design (why you would put him there as opposed to any other prison is beyond me), and must now figure out how to break out.  Stallone is joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays a fellow inmate (and likely accomplice in said jail break).  The image shows the guys rocking prison uniforms (in a prison; no curveballs here).  You can also see Schwarzenegger rocking the silver fox haircut and goatee.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, and Sam Neill.  Stallone and Schwarzenegger will next be seen in The Expendables 2, which opens this Friday.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks about Working with Sylvester Stallone on THE TOMB, THE EXPENDABLES, THE EXPENDABLES 2 and More

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At the ESPN portion of the TCA Press Tour, Arnold Schwarzenegger was there to talk about the first installment of the 30 for 30 Shorts documentary series, premiering online.  Focusing on his teenage years in the Austrian Army, the short shows how the young Austrian farm boy’s mandatory military service played a critical role in his journey to international fame.

Before the panel ended, talk naturally turned to his acting career, and Schwarzenegger commented on why it’s taken so long for him to team up with Sylvester Stallone, how he originally got involved with The Expendables, what it took to work the first film and its sequel into his very busy schedule, how The Expendables 2 looks like it will be a big enough hit to do a third film, and teaming up with Stallone again for The Tomb, an action thriller due out in 2013.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

What’s Filming Where, Including IRON MAN 3, DJANGO UNCHAINED, THE TOMB, ENDER’S GAME and More

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You’re driving down the street, and it’s suddenly blocked off.  You notice these weird yellow signs with nonsensical letters or numbers.  There’s unusual glow lighting up a neighborhood you can’t usually see from your house.  What you might have here is a film company shooting in your town.  It happens a lot, and you never know where they might pop up…until now.

The following is a semi-comprehensive list of films currently shooting, what they’re shooting, and where they’re shooting.  We’ll be telling you where you might get to see the very famous, the kinda famous and (if all goes well) the soon-to-be famous. While we can’t list every single movie, television show, or student film in production, you’ll get a pretty good idea of what the heck is going on where all those people are buzzing about.  Want to know where in the world are Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Harrelson, and Leonardo DiCaprio? Hit the jump for more.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone Talk THE TOMB, THE EXPENDABLES 2, Their Careers and “Male Pattern Badness”

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You’ll have to wait until August 17th to see Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone together again in The Expendables 2, but this video from the set visit of The Tomb should hold you over.  Production started recently in New Orleans on the Mikael Hafstrom (1408) picture that stars Sly as Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security who is framed and incarcerated in a prison of his own design.  In prison, Breslin meets Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger), the leader of the prisoners who wants to get out just as badly as Breslin does.  In this video, Stallone and Schwarzenegger comment further on their characters in The Tomb, their work together on The Expendables and The Expendables 2, and the old-school machismo of action movies and their stars, which Sly calls, “male pattern badness.”  Written by Miles Chapman (Road House 2: Last Call) and Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher), The Tomb also stars Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, and new addition Sam Neill.  Hit the jump to check it out along with some images from the set.

Production Begins on THE TOMB, Starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger; Sam Neill Joins Cast

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Production is officially underway in New Orleans on the action-thriller The Tomb. Sylvester Stallone stars as Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security. Breslin is framed and incarcerated in a prison of his own master design, and must now figure out how to break out.  Stallone is joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays a fellow inmate (and likely accomplice in said jail break), as well as Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, and new addition Sam Neill.

In an interesting turn, Caviezel will be playing the warden of the prison, with Jones set as his head of security.  Mikael Hafstrom (The Rite) is onboard to direct, and I’m really looking forward to watching a Stallone and Schwarzenegger prison break pic.  Hit the jump to read the full press release, which has details regarding the other characters in the film.

Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones and 50 Cent Join Schwarzenegger and Stallone in THE TOMB

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Director Mikael Hafstrom just rounded out a great deal of his cast for the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Sylvester Stallone team-up actioner The Tomb.  Stallone stars as a structural security expert who is framed and locked up in a high-security prison that he designed, and Schwarzenegger is onboard as one of the prison’s inmates and a potential ally to Stallone.  Jim Caviezel also stars, and now Variety has added four more names to the cast: Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones and 50 Cent.  Hit the jump for details concerning who these new additions to the cast will be playing.

Casting News: Antonio Banderas to Play Pablo Picasso in 33 DAYS; Jim Caviezel Joins Schwarzenegger and Stallone in THE TOMB

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We have a couple of quick casting stories to report this morning.  First up, Antonio Banderas will play Pablo Picasso in Carlos Saura‘s drama 33 dias (33 Days).  Per Variety, the movie is “about the painter’s emotional turmoil as he worked on masterpiece ‘Guernica.’ 33 dias refers to the time Picasso spent on the mural, which captured his reaction to the destruction of Basque town of Guernica in 1937 by the Nazi Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War.”  I would much rather see a biopic done in this fashion; taking a pivotal point of an artist’s life and putting all of the focus on that event rather than lumping it into a “greatest hits” narrative.  The story will also show his relationship with his lover, French artist Dora Maar, and how the painting was Picaso’s “salvation.”  Even though Banderas has done drama in the past, his recent turn in Pedro Almodovar‘s The Skin I Live In was powerful and deeply unnerving, and I can’t wait to see how he plays Picasso.  Filming is set to begin next summer in Paris and Guernica.

Hit the jump for more casting news on the action flick The Tomb.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone Confirmed to Team Up for THE TOMB; Mikael Hafstrom Will Direct

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For those who like their action pics packed with extra brawn, The Tomb is shaping up to be your kind of flick. The long-in-development actioner has seen Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, and Arnold Schwarzenegger circle the lead role over the years, with Stallone finally signing on last October. We recently heard that Stallone was talking with his pal Schwarzenegger about joining the film in a different role, and today that news has been confirmed as both Stallone and Schwarzenegger are set to star. Stallone plays Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security. Breslin is framed and incarcerated in a prison of his own master design, and must now figure out how to break out (shouldn’t be too difficult if he designed the damn building). Hit the jump for more, including details on Schwarzenegger’s character.

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