Back in the 1980’s and 1990’s the idea of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger appearing in the same film was considered a useless pipe dream. The two stars had a well publicized friendship, but were also fierce Hollywood rivals with big paychecks and even bigger egos.
How could one film handle two bigger than life personas like that.
Cut to 2013. Not only have Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in two different films together, The Expendables and The Expendables 2, they are now starring together in the action thriller film ESCAPE PLAN .
It now appears that they can’t be kept apart.
Although The Expendables and The Expendables 2 were considered hit films. The recent starring vehicles for Sylvester Stallone (Bullet to the Head) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Last Stand) were considered box office disappointments. So it will be interesting to see how audiences will respond to a film featuring significant screen time between the two action film icons.
Escape Plan stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vinnie Jones, Amy Ryan Vincent D’Onofrio, Sam Neil and Jim Caviezel. The film is directed by Mikael Hafstrom. It is scheduled for release on October 18, 2013.
Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) is the world’s foremost authority on structural security. He’s analyzed nearly every high security prison. After being framed by persons unknown, all of Breslin’s ingenuity and expertise are about to be put to work in the most challenging test he’s ever faced: escaping from a high-tech prison facility that’s design is based on his own protocols.
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Emil Rottmayer,a complex inmate with multiple shades of gray. He’s the guy who fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity in their darkest hour as they struggle together to stay alive.
Jim Caviezel plays Hobbes, the warden of the Tomb. This is the type of prison facility that deals with inmates that no government wants on its books. The lead guard of the maximum-security facility, Drake, is played by English actor and retired footballer Vinnie Jones.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson plays Hush, Ray Breslin’s right-hand man and high-technology expert. Buttoned-down with street lurking just below the surface, Hush is aptly named because when he speaks, it is just above a whisper…but it’s a whisper with attitude and edge that can turn from soft to drop dead serious in the blink of an eye. Vincent D’Onofrio plays Lester Clark, Breslin’s business partner and CEO of B&C Security, their independent security company hired by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to test the integrity of their maximum-security facilities nationwide. Amy Ryan plays Abigail Ross, jack-of-all trades and one of Beslin’s closest confidants at B&C Security. Sam Neil is cast as Dr. Emil Kaikev, the prison doctor embedded within the Tomb, who is sympathetic to Breslin’s plight.