Silly Comic Con Poster for Schwarzenegger's 'The Last Stand'

Set to hit theaters on January 18, 2013, which is the first warning shot this might not be a very good movie, The Last Stand is the second film Arnold Schwarzenegger will be starring in on his comeback tour following The Expendables 2 on August 17.

The Last Stand, directed by Jee-Woon Kim (I Saw the Devil) features Schwarzenegger as lone border sheriff Ray Owens, tasked with stopping an escaped drug dealer from crossing into Mexico. Along with Arnold, the cast features Peter Stormare, Rodrigo Santoro, Zach Gilford, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Genesis Rodriguez and Jaimie Alexander who recently tweeted (via CS) the following poster, which debuted at Comic Con last week.

I've included the full synopsis for the film below the poster.

The Last Stand movie poster
Photo: Lionsgate

Action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his much-anticipated return to the big screen in Korean director Kim Jee-woon's hard-hitting US directorial debut, The Last Stand.

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.

  • k

    why is its release date a sign that it's bad?

  • Rob

    On January 18, nobody cares for new releases - they are all too busy watching the Oscar nominees. So all the dregs get released then.

    And, that must be the ugliest poster I've seen in ages. Pity, I was looking forward to that. Chances of it being good are not looking good.

  • ImaRinger

    I ha

  • AJ

    Whether I love the poster or not, I applaud them for actually trying something different with the look of it instead of the same tired photoshop compositions that Hollywood usually does in an effort to avoid any kind of risk in the marketing.

  • chriscarmichael

    First of all the poster is pretty lame.
    Moving on i will say for me Jee-Woon Kim is one of the best directors working today and that is after seeing his films the Good the Bad and the Weird and I saw the Devil which both made my best of lists of the years they were released. Just great very impressive films.
    But having said that it does almost always seem that when Asian directors make a big hollywood movie it usually ends up lame and disappointing. as long as this is at least 2 hours long I will be there on opening weekend.

  • Brian

    2013 is gonna be Schwarzenegger's year!!!

  • reza

    Arnold is the best