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Yesterday’ish – Production is underway in NM on the upcoming action flick, 2 Guns starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington!
Today – The official trailer for the NM film, which marks the leading man return to the big screen for Arnold Schwarzenegger, THE LAST STAND hits the web.
Best of all, made out in translation is the word that the action/sci-fi/fantasy pic will land Arnold back in Valencia County, New Mexico as soon as this spring!
TheArnoldFans.com sought out the deets that the former TERMINATOR is slated to play a more “angelic” than robotic immortal instrument of death in the upcoming flick.
According to Deadline:
Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in Black Sands, an action film that will be directed by Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy. Financed by Bill Block’s QED, the film will begin production April 1, 2012. In the script that Skip Woods has rewritten, Schwarzenegger will play a loner who wages war against a ruthless weapons manufacturer and his private army in the Southwest. The tone is Man On Fire meets High Plains Drifter.
Multiple outlets are also reporting that Schwarzenegger’s third return to the screen will be an action/thriller co-starring Sly Stallone.
LIVE and in person the action star poses with OHI fave Jackamoe Buzzell.
Tuesday night The Last Stand star stopped-in at ABQ celebrity hot-spot Vernon’s, where the larger than life Governator was flanked by NM’s Own superstar Jackamoe Buzzell.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and co. have been in New Mexico since October filming his leading-man return to the big screen.
The modern day western, also starring Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, and Forest Whitaker is set for a January 2013 release.
ICYMI: This is how you do it…Valencia County style. As we told you here the Valencia County News-Bulletin and county officials are wowing us with their attention to and coverage of the upcoming comeback flick of one Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Last Stand.
It does my movie loving, New Mexican heart good to see my hometown paper publicize our state film action and it almost brings a smile to my gnarly grimacing face to see Belen Mayor Rudy Jaramillo, the Belen City Council and city employees come out to show support for the production which is providing a boost to the local economy and a buzz all over the world for NM.
Publicist for The Last Stand, Sheryl Main tells the paper that she invited Governor Susana Martinez to the set to see the benefits of filming in New Mexico, but did not get any response.
Read the full recap of the set visit here.
In movie news, that the Valencia County News Bulletin is doing a better job of covering than any combination of government agencies or other mainstream media outlets are doing of covering state film news…
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a boo-boo!
The always generous, former Governator Arnold Schwarzenneger took to an area Wal-Mart to warm-up his crew this weekend.
The veteran actor is in NM filming his big comeback flick, The Last Stand down in Valencia County.
Schwarzenneger spilled the beans himself by tweeting the above pic yesterday.
Shamefully TMZ gets the deets from the clerk herself (COME ON PEOPLE KEEP IT LOCAL), reporting that the star was flanked by security while shopping for warm duds for his hardworking crew.
Yes, it does get cold in New Mexico and we are part of the continental United States (of AMERICA).
UPDATE 11/7/11 QOTD:
Iron Man 3 will use about 1,000 extras during the film and there will be over 550 crew jobs and will be shooting from May 2012 until January 2013 with a Memorial Day weekend release in 2013.
– Premiere Casting, on the Cast & Crew Call for the NORTH CAROLINA production
Despite “The Letter” circulating among film and television execs as drafted from the office of your Governor, New Mexico is watching a short list of productions dwindle as industry insiders name names in this losing game.
Within the last few days everywhere from mainstream media to a palpable buzz on the social net is touting the big win over New Mexico North Carolina scored in landing the third installment of the Iron Man franchise.
“My top priority is creating jobs, and this film production will mean high-quality, well-paying jobs for North Carolinians…I pushed hard to get the revamped film incentive passed, with the help of a number of lawmakers, and now we see that initiative doing exactly what it was designed to do. 2011 has been North Carolina’s busiest year in the film industry with productions having a direct spend of over $200 million. Iron Man 3 will add to this record breaking year and carry over into 2012.” – NC Governor, Beverly Perdue
Tough to win it when you’re not in it. While our vibrant local film community claws and scratches to stay alive and active with a few independent films coming down the pike, original homegrown productions, work on and in government and non-prof. projects, big names name New Mexico as the filming location they will or are looking to pass over (Quentin Tarantino, Jerry Bruckheimer) for more hospitable pastures.
Just as recently as the broadcast of the Iron Man loss, industry bible Variety lists New Mexico as one of the states suffering production losses at the hands of Government unrest.
ABC Family ramps up production on The Lying Game this week after shooting its pilot right here in New Mexico back in 2010. The show was picked-up just as our legislature, under new leadership was batting
down about our film incentive program. The show’s regular series production has since moved to Austin, TX.
We were also home to the Longmire television pilot shoot this Spring. Production on that series is eminent, where is the question. OHI’s late August inquiry into that yielded a lengthy “no comment” regarding the filming location for the 10 episode pick-up from an A&E rep.
Make some noise New Mexico!
UPDATE 10/11/11: Extras and background casting goes to…
“EG casting is…Casting Last Stand with Arnold Scharwzenegger, an action packed thriller. We will need lots of military and police, so make sure your military experience is marked as yes in your profile if you know how to handle weapons.”
– Elizabeth Gabel
Big-ish names of some young stars have recently been revealed as joining the cast of Shwarzenegger’s upcoming movie The Last Stand.
Following reports that villainous film vet Peter Stormare and wrestler turned leading man “Stone Cold” Steve Austin are set to star, young Jaimie Alexander (Sif, Thor) and Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights, Grey’s Anatomy) have now been added to the cast of the modern-day western scheduled to begin filming this month in Belen, New Mexico.
An actual Arnold sighting down Valencia way last week, confirmation of construction and crews readying sets and completing renovations to city buildings, as reported by the Valencia County News-Bulletin, is increasing anticipation of the upcoming shoot.
Though Arnold’s current overseas jaunt lends to the accounts that the schedule may scootch down the calendar a scoach.
Then of course there’s that small matter of local extras and background casting, either yet to be announced or being held under tighter wraps than the status of our Governess’s grandpa’s “papers”.
As far as locals casting goes all we’ve got for ya’ as of this writing is a whole lot of, “WHEN IS IT?” and “We’re not doing it…”
UPDATES TO FOLLOW
Das Auto guy, aka most grotesque use of a wood chipper on film guy is set to be muy peligroso in the New Mexico action/western Film “The Last Stand”.
Peter Stormare is no stranger to the villain’s seat, known for his roles in Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Minority Report and Armageddon, where even if he isn’t playing THE Bad Guy he’s freaking unnerving at every turn!
Variety reports Stormare, “would play Burrell, a war vet who is commissioned by the main villain to lead an eight-man crew and take out the sheriff and his team.”
Ji-woon Kim will direct Schwarzenegger, Stormare and Austin all recently announced to star in this, the film career comeback vehicle for Schwarzenegger – in which he’ll play the small town sheriff taking on a powerful drug cartel.
The location casting director on this project is the esteemed Jo Edna Boldin (True Grit, No Country For Old Men, Sunshine Cleaning, Terminator Salvation, +++).
Local extras/background casting and crew details expected soon for the “The Last Stand”, set to begin production in Valencia county next month for a January 2013 release!
The Arnold Schwarzenegger comeback vehicle, The Last Stand is in pre-production now slated to roll in Belen, New Mexico by October.
Both men starred in 2010’s Expendables, though at the time Governor Schwarzenegger made only a brief cameo while Austin’s villainous bad assness was more prominently featured.
In The Last Stand Arnold is scripted as the hero, no word on whether Austin will be friend or foe. Stay tuned…
As we told you here back in May the “Governator” had his acting comeback sights set on us, the state where he made Twins in our capital city and surrounding back in the 1980s (a simpler, less scandalous time).
First on the itinerary for Schwarzenegger’s return to film was a movie titled Cry Macho, a drama with a plot eerily similar to the escándalo recently surrounding the actor turned politician, turned paternally-outed philanderer, scheduled to shoot here before a big fat pause was put on any thespian ambitions the retiring Governor had his eyes on.
Well from married to divorced and from drama to western, it turns out Schwarzenegger WILL BE BACK in front of the camera here in NM. Production on The Last Stand is scheduled to begin as early as next month. This time out Arnold will take the reins of his movie comeback down Valencia County way!
A studio executive says of the film, “It’s an old-fashioned Western specifically designed for a 63-year-old broken-down guy with a moral decision whether Arnold decides to stand up for his town.” via WMAL
All the world is a forgiving stage and as sure as life does go on, film will continue to ROLL. So by all means roll on into NM!
The Valencia County News-Bulletin today released their full report on the production including more plot details and most importantly the fiscal impact the production can lend to the shooting locale – read their full story here.
Any cast/crew info. on this project will be posted as soon as it becomes available.