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Stallone & Arnold Pic ‘The Tomb’ Set For September 2013 Bow

By | Friday September 7, 2012 @ 3:51pm PDT

Lionsgate has set a September 27, 2013 wide release date for Summit’s The Tomb, the action thriller that stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s about the world’s foremost authority on structural security who has to escape from the master prison of his own design. Stallone is the expert, and Schwarzenegger plays an inmate who helps him bust out. Jim Caviezel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio and Amy Ryan also star. Mikael Hafstrom directs a script by Miles Chapman.

Related: Stallone & Arnold In ‘The Tomb’: Photo

Meanwhile, the studio shifted dates on a couple of other films. The Robert De Niro-Diane Keaton ensemble comedy The Big Wedding, which had been scheduled for October 26 this year, will now open April 26, 2013. The Jesse Eisenberg heist pic Now You See Me will now open on June 7, 2013, moved back from a March 15 date.

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Stallone & Arnold In ‘The Tomb’

Can’t wait for your wisecrack comments about this Summit Entertainment movie being a statement about this duo’s careers. There’s no release date yet, but Arnold Schwarzenegger stars opposite Sylvester Stallone in The Tomb directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström. An Emmett/Furla Films-Mark Canton production, the film is produced by Atmosphere Entertainment chairman Mark (“You can look up my credits!”) Canton, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Robbie Brenner, and Kevin King-Templeton. Emmett/Furla Films is financing while Summit holds worldwide distribution rights. Written by Miles Chapman, with a rewrite by Jason Keller, The Tomb was originally set up as a spec script by Brenner at Summit. It’s about the world’s foremost authority on structural security who has to escape from the master prison of his own design. Arnie plays an inmate. Schwarzenegger and Stallone will next be seen on screen together in Lionsgate’s The Expendables 2.

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Summit, Emmett-Furla Confirm Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mikael Hafstrom For ‘The Tomb’

By | Wednesday February 8, 2012 @ 12:07pm PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: The prospect of Mikael Hafstrom directing Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Tomb–something Deadline floated in early January–has now become fact. And just in time for Berlin. The drama, backed by Emmett/Furla Films and Summit Entertainment, puts action heroes Stallone and Schwarzenegger back together after Expendables 2. In the drama that was scripted by Miles Chapman, got a rewrite from Jason Keller and now has Chapman working on the latest draft with Hafstrom, Stallone plays a man who has designed a high-tech prison that is said to be escape-proof. When he is set up and sent to the prison he created, he essentially must go up against himself to escape and find retribution. Schwarzenegger plays a fellow inmate a complex guy whose tough exterior hides the reality he’s an okay guy who fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity.

The pic’s produced by Atmosphere’s Mark Canton, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Robbie Brenner and Kevin King-Templeton. Emmett/Furla is financing and Summit holds worldwide distribution rights and will release in North America.

Hafstrom’s credits include last year’s The Rite and 2007′s 1408 and he’s repped by WME and Management 360.

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Director Mikael Hafstrom Circles Sly Stallone Drama ‘The Tomb;’ What About Arnold?

By | Thursday January 12, 2012 @ 5:22am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Mikael Hafstrom is in talks to direct Sylvester Stallone in The Tomb, a drama backed by Emmett/Furla Films and Summit Entertainment. Hafstrom has been circling the project for some time, but things were stalled while Stallone was in Bulgaria. He’s finishing up the film in New Orleans, and things seem to be moving. Harry Knowles is reporting the possibility of a re-team between Stallone and his Expendables 2 co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Tomb. I’ve heard the same chatter, and checked over the past several days. I’ve been told Schwarzenegger’s been approached, but insiders in the production say that it hasn’t progressed beyond that at this point. It’s one of those in-the-air pairings that seems to make too much sense not to happen. Schwarzenegger is certainly familiar with the script, as he once considered playing the lead role that is now Stallone (Bruce Willis was once attached to make it with Antoine Fuqua). In the drama that was scripted by Miles Chapman, got a rewrite from Jason Keller and now has Chapman working on the latest draft with Hafstrom, Stallone plays a man who has designed a high-tech prison that is said to be escape-proof. When he is set up and sent to the prison he created, he essentially must go up against himself to escape and find retribution. Hafstrom’s credits include last year’s The Rite and 2007′s … Read More »

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