Well well, after thirty years of competition between two greatest Hollywood muscle-packed bad-asses, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, now you practically can’t see one without another in them action movies. After testosteron-packed The Expendables and its sequel being released this summer, they are working on another genre movie together – The Tomb.
Hit the jump for more.During a recent interview with ET on the Tomb set, Stallone spoke out about his desire to keep Hollywood’s old-school approach to action filmmaking alive:
“This genre unfortunately is becoming… let’s just say it’s fading away. You have the superheroes today which are possessed with all extraordinary powers; they can blink and a fireball comes out of there. It’s great. And then you have a bunch of us which is just your basic male-pattern badness. … Kind of like hands-on action.”
As to question about why it’s taken more than three decades for Sly and Arnie to join forces onscreen, Sly said:
“I think in the beginning we were competitive — there’s no question about it. A little alpha territorial. And then we realized it was good for our careers [to work together].”
Schwarzenegger agreed as much, during his own interview with ET:
“The funny thing is we have tried, I think, our entire careers to always work together. We have talked about it for three decades and it never happened. I think we tried maybe too hard. … But now after the governorship, somehow this just fell into place.”
“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.”
Here’s the entire interview given to ET:
Directed by Mikael Håfström and written by Miles Chapman and Jason Keller, The Tomb is slated for a 2013 release. Keep checking us out for updates.