BREAKING: The prospect of Mikael Hafstrom directing Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Tomb–something Deadline floated in early January–has now become fact. And just in time for Berlin. The drama, backed by Emmett/Furla Films and Summit Entertainment, puts action heroes Stallone and Schwarzenegger back together after Expendables 2. In the drama that was scripted by Miles Chapman, got a rewrite from Jason Keller and now has Chapman working on the latest draft with Hafstrom, Stallone plays a man who has designed a high-tech prison that is said to be escape-proof. When he is set up and sent to the prison he created, he essentially must go up against himself to escape and find retribution. Schwarzenegger plays a fellow inmate a complex guy whose tough exterior hides the reality he’s an okay guy who fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity.
The pic’s produced by Atmosphere’s Mark Canton, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Robbie Brenner and Kevin King-Templeton. Emmett/Furla is financing and Summit holds worldwide distribution rights and will release in North America.
Hafstrom’s credits include last year’s The Rite and 2007′s 1408 and he’s repped by WME and Management 360.