Last summer, I heard about a new prison escape thriller called “The Tomb,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Since then, the film from director Mikael Håfström (“1408,” “The Rite”) has been re-titled “Escape Plan” and now has a poster with Sly and Arnold back to back in what the tagline touts as “the most secure prison ever built.” With those two as leads, it sounds like a fun heist-type thriller.
Here’s the scoop:
Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone), the world’s foremost authority on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” But when he is wrongly imprisoned, he must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.
Jim Caviezel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio and Amy Ryan also star in the film which Summit is releasing on Oct. 18, 2013.