After the flops “The Last Stand” and “Escape Plan,” it’s becoming a real question as to whether audiences want to see Arnold Schwarzenegger in anything that’s not a pre-built franchise. But maybe surrounding him with a massive ensemble—Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Dawn Olivieri, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Mirielle Enos and Josh Holloway—might get a few more people in the door.
That’s certainly the hope, as the first trailer for David Ayer‘s “Sabotage” (formerly known as “Ten“) has arrived and it’s pretty generic stuff. Arnie leads the movie as the head of an elite crew of cops who has to figure out who among his trusted allies nicked $10 million from their recent cartel bust. And as suspicion and explosions get raised, Miss Cross struts around in an amazing haircut and pretty much steals the entire trailer from Arnie and the rest of the grimy, muscled up picture.
This one has danced with a few release dates, but will now drop on April 11, 2014, which at least shows that Open Road has some confidence that this will connect with moviegoers. But what do you think?