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His “Expendables” buddies Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger were previously attached before they eventually passed on it, but that’s not going to stop Sylvester Stallone from signing on to front “The Tomb” anyway.
Stallone has officially enlisted in Summit’s “The Tomb”, from writer Miles Chapman and a rewrite by Jason Keller. He will play “Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security — specifically prisons. His skills are put to the test when he is framed and put in a high-security prison of his own design and must find the person who put him there.”
That’s what they call “high-concept”, kids.
This won’t be the first time Stallone enters movie prison. He spent time in 1989′s “Lock Up”, though he wasn’t the world’s foremost authority on structural security in that one. He was just the world’s foremost authority on kicking ass.
Antoine Fuqua was previously attached to direct, but has since jumped ship to direct Eminem’s boxing movie “Southpaw”. With a new leading man onboard, though, a new director shouldn’t be too hard to find.
By the by, the premise still sounds incredibly like the TV show “Prison Break” to me. Maybe they can get Wentworth Miller for a role…
Via : Variety