He said he’d be back… Arnie returns to Hollywood

The Last Stand will be Schwarzenegger's first lead film role in eight years

Action movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to make his return to Hollywood playing the lead role in a new action movie called The Last Stand.


The film, which will be the English-language debut of director Kim Jee-Woon, sees the former Governator taking on the part of a cop-turned-sheriff in a sleepy border town, charged with keeping a drug pusher from escaping over the border and evading justice

It will be the 63-year-old’s first major film role since 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, after which Schwarzengger became a full-time politician as the Governor of California, although he did make a cameo in last year’s The Expendables, alongside fellow action veteran Sylvester Stallone, before leaving office this January

Joe Drake, the president of Lionsgate, the studio behind The Last Stand, expressed his excitement at having Schwarzenegger on board: “When he came on screen in The Expendables, it electrified the audience. In this film, the Sheriff Owens character grapples with some really tough stuff, but ultimately triumphs, and we knew he’d truly elevate this high-octane ride


No release date has yet been announced for the film, but IMDB suggests that it will appear in 2013.