THE MOVIE: A prison security expert is framed and forced to escape his own high-tech security prison. Sly Stallone is taking on a role previously considered for Bruce Willis. The Tomb will be directed by Derailed’s (the Clive Owen movie, not the Van Damme one) Mikael Hafstrom is set the direct. Road House 2′s Miles Chapman wrote the original script and Machine Gun Preacher’s Jason Keller is doing a rewrite.
UPDATES: An official press release announced today that Arnold Schwarzenegger will star opposite Sylvester Stallone in the action/thriller The Tomb, which will be directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Hafstrom. “I am thrilled to be making The Tomb with two film icons – Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger,” said producer Mark Canton. “It is the perfect pairing for this high octane thriller.”
AICN reports that Jim Caviezel has joined the cast. | Variety reports that Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones and 50 Cent have joined the cast. | Summit Entertainment has solicited a press release stating that the film is officially in production. Screen Rant has a detailed plot synopsis. | Twitch Film has the first pics of Arnold and Sly acting together in The Tomb. | Cinema Blend reports that filming for The Tomb has wrapped up. They also posted a new image of Arnie and Sly in jail.
BREAKING NEWS: The Tomb is now called Escape Plan and a release date has been set for September 13, 2013.