Ray Owens is a police sheriff whose major crime fighting days are all but over when he swaps his job in the LAPD combating drug crimes for the much less strenuous post in the quite town of Sommerton Junction on the Mexican border, after a botched drugs operation left him feeling defeated when his friend and colleague ended up crippled. His comfort in his new post is challenged all too soon when the most formidable drug tycoon in the western world, Gabriel Cortez, slips from the clutches of the FBI. Cortez and his ruthless army head towards the Mexican border in Sommerton Junction at 250 miles per hour in a deadly modified Corvette ZR1 with a hostage, mercilessly shooting at the police officers attempting to arrest them and easily sweeping police cars out of their way. They are pursued by the entire law enforcement of America led by Agent John Bannister, though Owens is unwilling to bring his team into the fight at first, feeling not the officer he used to be. His reluctance becomes irrelevant anyway when he is told to take a backseat due to the lack of experience of his team; however Owens soon changes his mind and bands his modest taskforce together to forcibly take on the fierce drug gang themselves.
This thrilling action movie is the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger's most soon-to-be- released major flick of several new projects after a long break from acting (apart from his 'The Expendables' appearance) . It is directed by Kim Jee-Woon ('A Tale of Two Sisters', 'A Bittersweet Life', 'I Saw the Devil'), produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura ('Transformers', 'Red', 'GI Joe', 'Salt') and will hit UK cinema screens on January 25th 2013.
Directed By: Kim Jee-Woon
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzman, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford, Genesis Rodriguez, Harry Dean Stanton