You do not screw with the Governator on his day off. The new red band trailer for Kim Jee-woon’s badass action flick, The Last Stand, is out with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville teaming up to stop a madman who is speeding toward the US/Mexican border on the run from the law.
Written by Andrew Knauer and Jeffrey Nachmanoff, this new trailer features a ton of fresh car chases, Arnold scowls, and the beginning of a tense fight seen on a bridge. Who will triumph? Probably Arnold, but I for one can’t wait to see how he, Knoxville, Siff (Thor‘s Jamie Alexander), and Greendale Community College alumnus Luis Guzman take out the trash.
Check out the official synopsis for The Last Stand and the red band trailer (assuming you’re of age, junior) after the jump.
After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.
With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive slips across the border forever.
At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.
The Last Stand, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville, Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford and Genesis Rodriguez hits theaters everywhere January 17th.