Stallone/Schwarzenegger prison movie has a new name
In the halcyon days of early 2012, when the success of The Expendables seemed to auger a brave new comeback era for the ’80s beefcake action heroes, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone announced that they would co-star in a prison-break film called The Tomb. One year later, Stallone and Schwarzenegger have both starred separately in box office duds — Bullet to the Head and The Last Stand — butThe Tomb is still slated to hit theaters in September. In fact, now it’ll hit theaters a little earlier: The film has moved its release date up to Sept. 13, opposite Machete Kills and Insidious Part 2.
With a new release date comes a new title: Escape Plan. That’s a bit more plot-descriptive: Stallone stars in the film as a brilliant prison architect who has to break out of the world’s greatest prison with Schwarzenegger, and presumably they do indeed conceive some kind of “plan” for their putative “escape.” The film also stars Jim Caviezel, 50 Cent, Sam Neill, and Vinnie Jones.
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