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.
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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.
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.
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.