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Schwarzenegger opens ‘The Tomb’

Deal completed opposite Stallone for action-triller

Arnold Schwarzenegger has completed his deal to star in action-thriller “The Tomb,” opposite Sylvester Stallone with Mikael Hafstrom directing.

Project, an Emmett-Furla Films/Mark Canton production, came to life in October with Stallone coming on board. Schwarzenegger had considered the pic for his post-politics bigscreen return but opted instead for Lionsgate’s “Last Stand.”

Schwarzenegger’s attachment to “The Tomb” was first reported last month by Aint It Cool News.

Story follows the world’s foremost authority on structural security — specifically prisons. His skills are put to the test when he is framed and put in a high-security prison of his own design and must find the person who put him there. Miles Chapman wrote the action screenplay, with Jason Keller providing a rewrite.

Mark Canton and Robbie Brenner will produce along with Randall Emmett and George Furla via their Emmett/Furla shingle, and Kevin King-Templeton. Emmett/Furla Films is financing the project and Summit has worldwide rights and will release the pic in North America.

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Schwarzenegger and Stallone will next be seen on screen together in “The Expendables 2.” Schwarzenegger just wrapped filming “The Last Stand,” produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and directed by Jee-woon Kim.

Schwarzenegger is repped by CAA, and Hafstrom is repped by WME.

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