Stallone/Schwarzenegger Prison Movie Has a New Title & Release Date
In the wake of the weak box office returns of their separate action outings earlier this year – Bullet to the Head and The Last Stand – it has now been announced that The Tomb is actually moving up its release date and gaining a new title. Directed by Mikael Håfström (1408), the film is now entitled Escape Plan, which is a little more descriptive of the plot. The original title referred to the high-tech prison designed by Stallone’s character, in which he finds himself incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit. He meets up with Schwarzenegger behind bars, and the pair attempt to devise a way to escape the inescapable prison.
So, it’s the “thinking man’s” Stallone/Schwarzenegger movie.
Originally scheduled for the end of September, Escape Plan is has now – armed with its new title – been moved up to September 13…which puts it in direct box office combat with sequels Machete Kills and Insidious: Chapter 2.
Something tells me Machete‘s title may prove to be a bit more prophetic.
Though the tough guys felt the box office blues earlier this year, Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand at least sat well with critics. You can check out Flickchart’s favorable review here.