Arnold Schwarzenegger has had an incredible and bizarre career path. The Austrian A-lister went from professional body builder to action star to the Governor of California to scandal page regular. Now, hot off his press tour for his controversial memoir Total Recall, he's pumping up for the debut of two new films in 2013. Next fall will see the release of his reteaming with Sylvester Stallone in the prison break thriller The Tomb, but first comes The Last Stand, an action movie that pairs Schwarzenegger with professional Jackass Johnny Knoxville.

In The Last Stand, Schwarzenegger stars as small town sheriff haunted by the inauspicious end of his career at the Los Angeles Police Department because of a bungled operation. But this beleaguered old cop has a chance at redemption when a notorious and dangerous drug lord escapes the bonds of the FBI. This madman is blazing a path to the Mexican border, and there's only one man who stands in his way, a small town sheriff with nothing to lose. There's just one problem, Sheriff Ray Owens has seen better days. Check out the clip below—courtesy of Twitch—to see what I mean:

This might seem like an opportunistic action flick with a hokey premise taking advantage of a star past his prime. However, it's worth remembering that The Last Stand is being helmed by Kim Jee-woon, the critically heralded South Korean filmmaker who helmed such disturbing an exhilarating thrillers as A Tale of Two Sister and I Saw the Devil, and the bonkers western The Good, the Bad, the Weird. So, I guess what I'm saying is, this will likely be better than it has any right to be.

The Last Stand opens January 18th.

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