Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone have confirmed that they will co-star in The Tomb, an – wait for it – action movie directed by Swedish film-maker Mikael Håfström.
Sly will play a structural engineer wrongly incarcerated in a prison of his own design, Arnie’s the soulful inmate who’ll help him escape. Schwarzenegger’s character (blessed with “multiple shades of grey”, according to the press release) is rumoured to be called Church, the name adopted by Bruce Willis’s character in The Expendables – the last film that Sly and Arnie starred in together.
The pair, who pumped up their careers by staging a rivalry during their 1980s heyday, commented on the news from twin hospital beds, where they are apparently both recovering from shoulder surgery. “After all the action, stunts and physical abuse shooting The Expendables 2 and The Last Stand, it was time for a little tune up on my shoulder,” said Schwarzenegger after posting a picture of himself and Stallone in hospital on Twitter under the hashtag #greattobeback. “Look who was coincidentally waiting in line behind me for his shoulder surgery. Now we’re ready for another round of great times and action when we shoot The Tomb.”
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