Friday, April 8, 2011

The Good, the Bad,
and the Difficult-to-Undertand

Now that Jerry Brown is back in Sacramento, Arnold Schwarzenegger is free to return to Hollywood.

And the Korea-related tie-in? He's set to play a border town sheriff in a movie directed by Kim Jee-woon, who directed The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (which I shall make my way through on Netflix sometime this month):
Sources say the actor-turned-governor-turned-returning actor is in advanced negotiations to play a bordertown sheriff in an indie crime thriller titled "The Last Stand." The talks could still fall apart over money issues.

The story is set in motion when a cartel leader breaks out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border. The only thing standing in his way is the sheriff and his inexperienced staff.

The project will be directed for Lionsgate by Jee-Woon Kim, the filmmaker behind the Korean movie "The Good, The Bad, The Weird." The studio hopes to begin shooting in August.
We'll have to see if he's still cut out for action films. Harrison Ford was capable enough in Indiana Jones 4, and Arnie's character need not be a body-building bad boy in order to be believable. In the superb Copland, Sylvester Stallone played it large and came across as very authentic.

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