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Mikael Håfström, Swedish director of 'The Rite' and '1408,' is in talks to direct upcoming drama 'The Tomb' for Summit. The film is set to star Sylvester Stallone as a high-tech security expert who designs a prison that is supposed to be escape proof. When he is framed and sent to his own prison, he must beat his own security measures and escape to clear his name. That in and of itself is not Earth-shattering news, but there is an added wrinkle to this story that is causing quite the cyber stir. After the news broke that Stallone would be starring in 'The Tomb,' website Ain't It Cool News revealed that not only would Sly be headlining the film but that we would joined by The Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger. This tidbit apparently came from a phone call to site founder Harry Knowles from a very reliable source, possibly even Sly himself (who has leaked several news bits to Knowles in the past). Arnold was at one time attached to star in the film, occupying the role that now belongs to Stallone, but pulled out to do 'The Last Stand.' Word has it Arnold has now returned to co-star in a secondary role that also interests him.
As the studio has not made an official announcement regarding Schwarzenegger's return to 'The Tomb,' this is still technically a rumor. However, if the source of this information is in fact Stallone, there is reason to lend some credence to this info. There was a time when one of the single greatest cinematic prospects of which I could have conceived was Stallone and Schwarzenegger headlining a film together. These are two legends of the action genre whose career paths had somehow never really crossed prior to 'The Expendables.' However something tells me it would be best to see how the two interact and share the screen in 'The Expendables 2,' with Arnold getting a purportedly much larger role than he did in the first film, before Hollywood starts lining up multiple collaborations for the two. Basically, I don't want to see this opportunity squandered by counting chickens before they hatch...or some other colloquialism.
What do you guys think? Are you interested in another Stallone/Schwarzenegger team-up? Do you think it may lead to a new era of collaboration between these two?