It took decades for the two biggest actions stars of the 1980s to appear on screen together. (No, Last Action Hero didn't count.) But then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger finally made time for a much vaunted cameo in Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble The Expendables in 2010, which is giving way to a presumably larger role in The Expendables 2 later this year. Action fans rejoiced. They finally did it! Now, it looks like they might make their on-screen pairing a regular thing. It's like Obama won twice or something.
Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger has reportedly been approached to join Sylvester Stallone in the upcoming thriller The Tomb, according to a report at Aint It Cool, swiftly confirmed by Deadline. Stallone is signed on to play the lead role, of a man who designed a high-tech prison that's supposed to be escape-proof. Irony creeps in when he's sent to that very prison, presumably for a crime he didn't commit (oh, Hollywood…), and has to compete against his own brilliant designs to escape. The nature of Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed role is unknown at this point, but he was once attached to the lead role, as was fellow Expendables 2 star Bruce Willis.
Antoine Fuqua was previously attached to direct, but now it appears the most likely candidate is Mikael Hafstrom, the director of the popular Stephen King adaptation 1408, the unpopular Clive Owen/Jennifer Aniston thriller Derailed, and last year's immediately-forgotten supernatural thriller The Rite, with Sir Anthony Hopkins.
CraveOnline will be back with more The Tomb news after we check on that Grant guy.