Stallone and Schwarzenegger talk The Tomb
One of the few collaborations the pair have planned, here’s what they have to say about The Tomb
After years of waiting, audiences were given a glimpse of giants of action cinema Stallone and Schwarzenegger on screen together in The Expendables. And now that Arnie has left the political game behind, he’s able to do more than just a cameo in a movie and he seems keen to get back into acting again, Turns out, that includes a film or two with Mr Stallone.
There is of course the Expendables 2, which will see an increased role for Schwarzenegger, but another project is The Tomb, which is scheduled for release in 2013. The films sees Stallone play the world’s leading expert on security faced with the task of escaping a high tech prison of his own design. Whilst in the prison he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Schwarzenegger’s complex inmate with multiple shades of grey.
Here’s what the pair have to say about the project and working together starting with Stallone: "We're just a couple of old war horses talking about the oddest subjects on the planet, I think in the beginning we were competitive -- there's no question about it. A little alpha territorial. And then we realized it was good for our careers to work together. "This genre unfortunately is becoming… let's just say it's fading away, You have the superheroes today which are possessed with all extraordinary powers; they can blink and a fireball comes out of there. It's great. And then you have a bunch of us which is just your basic male-pattern badness. Kind of like hands-on action."
Schwarzenegger warms to the topic, adding "The funny thing is we have tried, I think, our entire careers to always work together; we have talked about it for three decades and it never happened. I think we tried maybe too hard. But now after the governorship, somehow this just fell into place."
Sounds promising. More on The Tomb when we get it. We'll say right now that we're really, really looking forward to seeing it...
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