Escape Plan (15)
Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones. Released: October
HAVING spent much of their careers as box office rivals, muscle-bound action heroes Sly and Arnie are more often found sharing the big screen, trading blows and gently lampooning their careers.
Now the sixty-something icons team up for Mikael Hafstrom's preposterous and thrilling prison break.
Escape Plan opens at Bendwater Federal Prison, where security expert Ray Breslin (Stallone) has been incarcerated to test the facility from the inside.
He identifies weaknesses and orchestrates a jailbreak from solitary confinement with the assistance of his team on the outside: right-hand woman Abigail (Amy Ryan) and technical genius Hush (50 Cent). No sooner has Ray returned to the land of the free than his partner, Lester Clark (Vincent D'Onofrio), organises a meeting with CIA agent Jessica Miller (Caitriona Balfe). She offers five million dollars if Ray will abandon his usual protocols and go deep undercover in a top secret prison designed to hold the men that society wants locked up for life.