Although The Expendables 2 marks Arnold Schwarzenegger’s triumphant return to the big screen in a non-cameo role, it is actually The Last Stand that will truly put his star power to the test after a decade out of the spotlight. The movie is also significant for another reason: no, not the comeback of Johnny Knoxville, but rather the English language directorial debut of Korean filmmaker Kim Ji-woon, the same man who brought us The Good, the Bad, the Weird and I Saw the Devil. If that’s not enough reason to be excited, I don’t know what is.
The movie stars Schwarzenegger as Ray Owens, the sheriff of a small town called Sommerton Junction. A disgraced former LAPD officer, Owens is once again called into action when a drug kingpin named Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) escapes from an FBI convoy and makes a run for Mexico. The movie also stars Peter Stormare, Forest Whitaker, Harry Dean Stanton, Luis Guzman and Genesis Rodriguez, and it looks to be packed with explosions and high speed car chases. But can Arnold still cut it as an action star? The Last Stand hits theatres on January 18th; check out the trailer after the jump let us know what you think.